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Typical pregnancy visit

First trimester

  • early first trimester u/s for dating purposes
  • prenatal labs at your first appointment
  • sickle cell screening
  • cystic fibrosis screening
  • ashkenazi screening
  • discussion about prenatal testing including:
    • 1st trimester screening for chromosome abnormalities
    • 2nd trimester screening for chromosome abnormalities
    • chorionic villus sampling (cvs) and/or amniocentesis
  • doptones for fetal heartbeat and urine dips
  • visits continue monthly

Second trimester

  • continued prenatal testing
  • 2nd trimester ultrasound for anatomy
  • discuss classes, tours and pediatricians
  • one hour glucose screening at 28 weeks
  • administration of rhogam if indicated
  • fundal height measurements, urine dips, and doptones
  • visits continue monthly

Third trimester

  • visits begin every 2 weeks
  • birth plans reviewed
  • beta strep and genital cultures at 35-36 weeks
  • labor instructions reviewed
  • cervical exams between 38-40 weeks