This month we are going to break down that all important first prenatal visit and specifically what you can expect. Don’t forget to check out our book Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pregnancy But Were Too Afraid or Embarrassed To Ask available on Amazon and be sure to download the app (Everything Pregnancy) from the Apple App and Google Play stores.
Like many things during pregnancy, the first prenatal appointment is no doubt the subject of lots of excitement and probably a little bit of apprehension. Fear not! The Twin Docs are going to tell you everything you need to know about the first prenatal visit so that you sail through it like a pro! So, here is a run-down of what to expect:
1). A detailed medical history: When we say detailed, we really mean detailed. There are lots of things in your medical history (medical conditions, current medications, possible genetic conditions, environmental exposures) that could affect you, your pregnancy, and your baby, and the best way to predict these and prevent any potential problems is to simply ask a ton of questions.
Answering these questions can take a lot of time, so plan at least an hour for