Prenatal Care Visits in Wellesley, MA
At About Women by Women, we are partners with you throughout your pregnancy.
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.
About Women by Women offers comprehensive prenatal care exams from our offices throughout the Greater Boston area in Wellesley (with one location on Washington Street and the other on Worcester Street), Waltham, Natick, and Walpole. If you are currently expecting please contact our women’s health clinic at (781) 263-0033 and schedule your appointment today!
About Prenatal Visits
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.
For a more detailed look at a recommended schedule of obstetrical appointments, view our obstetrical calendar.
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 Visit in the Greater Boston Area
If you are currently expecting, contact About Women by Women today! Our board-certified obstetricians are dedicated to ensuring that you and your child receive the best care. Call (781) 263-0033 and request an appointment or use our secure form to schedule a prenatal checkup or your first prenatal appointment.