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What to expect at a typical pregnancy visit

First trimester

  • Early first trimester u/s for dating purposes
  • Prenatal labs at your first appointment
  • Sickle Cell screening
  • Cystic Fibrosis screening
  • Ashkenazi Screening
  • Discussion about prenatal testing including:
    • 1st trimester screening for chromosome abnormalities
    • 2nd trimester screening for chromosome abnormalities
  • Doptones for fetal heartbeat
  • Urine Dips
  • Visits Continue Monthly

Second trimester

  • Continued Prenatal Testing
  • 2nd Trimester U/S for anatomy
  • Discuss classes, tours and pediatricians
  • One hour glucose screening at 28 weeks
  • Administration of Rhogam if Indicated
  • Fundal Height Measurements, Urine Dips, and Doptones Visits
  • Continue Monthly

Third trimester

  • Visits begin every 2 weeks
  • Birth plans reviewed
  • Beta Strept and Genital Cultures at 35-36 weeks
  • Labor instructions reviewed Cervical exams between 37-40 weeks

Remedies for nausea in pregnancy

We expect a little nausea in pregnancy and the initial approach should be non-pharmacological

  • Small frequent meals with healthy snacks in between
  • Wrist bands (pressure bands) can be purchased at most pharmacies
  • Ginger
  • Vitamin B6 in twice a day dosing (usually 50 mgs)
  • Decaffeinated “soothing teas” that can be found in the organic sections of stores or health food stores that are promoted to help with nausea in early pregnancy.
  • Acupuncture has been found to be effective for some patients.
  • Over the counter “Emetrol”

If these measures are not successful then it is time to call the office for other options.