Prenatal Care

As soon as a woman discovers she is pregnant, she should establish a schedule of prenatal care with her physician for the entire duration of the pregnancy. For normal pregnancies without significant complications, prenatal exams are usually scheduled as follows:

  • every month from the 1st week through the 28th week
  • every two weeks from the 29th week through the 34th week
  • weekly from the 35th week until delivery

This schedule may vary depending on your personal medical condition and your physician’s preference. Additional prenatal care may be necessary if there are any preexisting medical conditions (i.e., diabetes) present in the mother and/or if complications arise while carrying the baby to term.

Click here for a link to ACOG’s Zika Toolkit– Must-knows for expecting parents and prospective parents.