What happens at each prenatal visit?
At the first visit, you will receive a complete exam. We’ll collect a pap smear if needed and vaginal cultures. You will be given an informational packet which includes genetic information. At the next visit, one of the Obstetrical nurses will review your medical history and discuss the information contained in the packet. A panel of blood tests will be ordered. The ensuing visits are usually shorter visits where we check for fetal heart tones and measure your weight and blood pressure. You will provide a urine sample at each visit (unless you are having an ultrasound). The urine test screens for glucose and protein in your urine and is used to monitor kidney function.