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What happens at prenatal visits?

After the initial appointment, prenatal visits will be relatively brief, and will most likely include the following:
  • Urine sample to check for glucose (sugar) and protein
  • Blood pressure measurement to gauge whether your levels are normal
  • Weigh-in to make sure you are gaining enough weight and let you know if you're gaining too much
  • Checking the baby's heartbeat
  • Checking the size and position of your uterus and the baby by feeling your stomach
  • Providing information and education about what you can expect over the next month and any signs of problems you should look for

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