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Prenatal Care Schedule:

First Visit:
• Orientation to the Practice
• Discuss Prenatal Vitamins
• Gather Patient History
• Assign Due Date
• Discuss Prenatal Laboratory Testing
• Check weight, Blood Pressure, & Urine
• Perform Physical Exam

12-28 Weeks:
• Visits Every 4 Weeks
• Listen For Fetal Heart Tones & Check Uterine Size
• Order Penta Test Between 15 to 20 Weeks if desired
Check Weight, Blood Pressure, & Urine
• Sign Up For Childbirth Education Classes and Find Pediatrician
 
About 28 Weeks:
• Listen for Fetal Heart Tones & Check Uterine Size
• Check Weight, Blood Pressure, & Urine
• Order One-Hour Glucose Test
• RhoGAM® Shot for Patients with Rh-Negative Blood Type

28-34 Weeks:
• Visits Every 2 Weeks
• Listen For Fetal Heart Tones & Check Uterine Size
• Check Weight, Blood Pressure, & Urine

35 Weeks:
• Obtain the Group B Strep Culture 
• Listen for Fetal Heart Tones & Check Uterine Size
• Check Weight, Blood Pressure, & Urine
• Discuss Labor & Delivery
• Weekly Visits Begin

35-40 Weeks:
• Listen For Fetal Heart Tones & Check Uterine Size
• Check Weight, BP, & Urine
• Cervical Examination Beginning Around 38 Weeks
• Discuss Management Plan For Delivery On an Individual Basis