Prenatal Checkups


The first visit takes longer than other visits as your provider will:

  • Take a complete medical history
  • Review your immunization history
  • Discuss screenings based upon your personal history
  • Review routine tests during pregnancy
  • Do a urine and blood test to make sure you are healthy
  • Do tests to make sure you do not have any sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Complete a physical and pelvic exam
  • Review any medications and vitamins you are taking
  • Discuss how you can take care of yourself while you are pregnant
  • Determine your expected delivery date
  • Your medical history
  • How your pregnancy is going
  • Your provider’s advice
First visit Get prenatal care as soon as you know you are pregnant.
6 to 28 weeks Monthly
28 to 36 weeks Every 2-3 weeks
36 to 40 weeks Weekly
Over 40 weeks At least weekly
Postpartum 7 to 84 days after delivery