What happens at a prenatal visit?
At these visits we will check your vital signs, weight, and urine. As it becomes possible to do so, we will check the baby’s heart rate and the position and growth of the baby. We do not normally do vaginal or pelvic exams at these visits because they yield little useful information, although if there is a need or you want us to, we will. After your first visit (which lasts an hour), subsequent visits are scheduled for 30 minutes so there is plenty of time to ask questions and discuss any concerns. If you would like more time, just let us know and we’ll schedule it.