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Prenatal Visits in the First Trimester

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Updated May 16, 2014

Pregnancy Test and Prenatal Care Appointment
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Typically you will make an appointment with your doctor or midwife as soon as you have a positive pregnancy test. The typical prenatal care schedule in the first trimester is that you are seen every four (4) weeks or about once a month.

There are some practitioners who do not want you to schedule a prenatal visit until after you have missed two or more periods. This can make you nervous and worried, be sure to explain this to the practitioner or find a new doctor or midwife.

You will be allowed additional visits if you are having problems like bleeding or cramping. These are done on an as needed basis which can range from daily to weekly.

Common Tests in the First Trimester

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