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Prenatal Visits at Genesee Valley OB/GYN

Regular prenatal visits with your OBGYN are important to monitor your health and your baby’s health. The frequency of prenatal visits depends on how far along you are in the pregnancy and any known health conditions.

Prenatal Visit Schedule

Your first prenatal visit should be scheduled as soon as you think you are pregnant. As the pregnancy progresses, prenatal checkups will happen more regularly and may include special tests.

A typical schedule for prenatal checkups is:

  • Between Weeks 4-28. You’ll have an appointment once a month.

  • Between Weeks 28-36. You’ll start having appointments twice a month.

  • After week 36. You’ll have weekly appointments.

If your pregnancy is high-risk, which depends on factors like the patient’s age, weight, and other health problems or concerns, your OBGYN may recommend more frequent prenatal visits to closely monitor your pregnancy.

What to Expect During Your Prenatal Visit

During a prenatal checkup, your OBGYN may:

  • Get a urine sample

  • Review medical history

  • Check blood pressure, weight, and height

  • Check stress level and lifestyle habits

  • Perform blood tests

  • Check the fetal heart rate

  • Feel and measure the patient’s abdomen

  • Take a fetal ultrasound

  • Answer any questions or concerns the patient has

Other tests may be done to test to detect signs of possible health problems including infection, birth defects, gestational diabetes, or fetal distress.

Schedule a prenatal checkup or your first prenatal appointment with one of our obstetricians if you think you are pregnant.

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COVID-19 Update

Telemedicine visits are now available. Please call our office at (585) 641-0399 to book your appointment, or request an appointment online today!

Genesee Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C. is closely following the most up-to-date announcements and information on the known cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Because this information is always changing, we will be monitoring all updates from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control.

If you are or your anyone in your family is experiencing cold or flu symptoms, or have travelled outside the country recently (in the last 14 days), please make sure to contact us via phone prior to your appointment. You may also contact us for any additional questions by calling our office at (585) 641-0399.

Here are a few additional resources as well:

World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control

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