It’s critical to see a healthcare provider throughout your pregnancy, both for the safety of you and your unborn child. Prenatal care offers not just medical care, but also education and support for pregnancy and childbirth.
Most providers schedule your first visit around eight weeks of pregnancy. As soon as you suspect you’re pregnant, call your obstetrician/gynecologist to set up your appointment.
At this initial visit, you can expect to discuss your due date, your health history and any pregnancy risk factors you may face. This is a good time to ask your provider questions about your pregnancy, so jot down anything you’d like to ask and take the list with you to your appointment.
If you need help locating a provider, ask your local health department for resources or visit our online Bootheel Community Resource Guide: https://new.bootheelbabies.org/bootheel-community-resource-guide/
Always talk to your medical provider if you have questions about pregnancy or your health.