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OB Appointment Guide

The First Trimester (The first trimester includes conception through twelve weeks.)

Your first appointment will generally occur at about 8-10 weeks: What to expect:

  • We will check your weight and your blood pressure.
  • We will ask you to give a urine sample.
  • You will most likely have a breast exam, pelvic exam and an ultrasound test.
  • You will have a Pap smear (if necessary).
  • You will be given a lab slip to have your blood drawn for a variety of tests, which you will need to complete within one week following this appointment.

 

Your next appointment will be scheduled at about 12 weeks:

  • We should have your lab results back by this appointment.  These will be reviewed with you by your physician.
  • We will check your weight and blood pressure, and ask you to give a urine sample.
  • Your physician will also measure the baby and listen to the heartbeat.

 

The Second Trimester (The second trimester is 13 through 27 weeks.)

 

Your appointment at about 16 weeks:

  • We will check your weight and blood pressure, and ask you to give a urine sample.

 

Your appointment at about 20 weeks:

  • At this appointment, you will meet with one of our Registered Ultrasonographers for an ultrasound, which is performed to check the status and growth of your baby.  If you would like to have a copy of the ultrasound pictures, they will print some for you.
  • Your doctor will have time to review the ultrasound and meet with you.
  • We will check your weight and blood pressure, and ask you to give a urine sample.
  • If you elected to have the AFP test, your doctor will discuss the results with you.

 

Your appointment at about 24 weeks

  • We will give you a glucose drink and a lab slip to have your blood drawn between 27 and 28 weeks.
  • We will also give you special written instructions that you need to follow to prepare for the lab test.
  • We will give you hospital registration and survey information for you to send to the hospital.
  • We will give you a Birth Plan to complete and return in a few weeks (third trimester).

 

The Third Trimester (The third trimester is 28 through 40 weeks.)

 

Your appointment at about 28 weeks:

  • We will check your weight and blood pressure, and ask you to give a urine sample.
  • Your doctor will discuss the results of your glucose test with you.
  • If you need a Rhogam injection, it will be given today.
  • Please bring in your Birth Plan to discuss with your doctor.

 

Your appointment at about 30 weeks:

  • We will check your weight and blood pressure, and ask you to give a urine sample.
  • The whooping cough (Pertussis) vaccine will be given to protect your child.

 

Your appointment at about 32 weeks (May be scheduled with one of our nurse practitioners):

  • We will check your weight and blood pressure, and ask you to give a urine sample.
  • Your provider will discuss birth control options for after the baby is born.

 

Your appointment at about 34 weeks:

  • We will check your weight and blood pressure, and ask you to give a urine sample.

 

Your appointment at about 36 weeks:

  • We will check your weight and blood pressure, and ask you to give a urine sample.
  • At this appointment, your doctor will do a vaginal exam and a Group B Strep test. This test is much like having a Pap smear.
  • The medical assistant will provide you with written information about Group B Strep.

 

Your appointment at about 37 weeks:

  • We will check your weight and blood pressure, and ask you to give a urine sample.
  • At this appointment, your doctor will discuss the results of your Group B Strep test and may check your cervix for any changes.

 

Your appointment at about 38 weeks:

  • We will check your weight and blood pressure, and ask you to give a urine sample.
  • At this appointment, your doctor may check your cervix for any changes.

 

Your appointment at about 39 weeks:

  • We will check your weight and blood pressure, and ask you to give a urine sample.
  • At this appointment, your doctor may check your cervix for any changes.

 

Your appointment at about 40 weeks:

  • We will check your weight and blood pressure, and ask you to give a urine sample. At this appointment, your doctor may check your cervix for any changes.

 

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Women’s Health Center of Southern Oregon, PC

1075 SW Grandview Ave. Suite 200 Grants Pass, Oregon 97527

Phone: 541-479-8363 Fax: 541-476-2841

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