OB Appointment GuideSupport2023-06-14T14:00:25-05:00
OB Appointment Guide
Welcome to your OB Appointment Guide! This is your handbook for understanding what happens at your obstetrician (OB) visits during pregnancy. We’ve broken down each step in easy-to-understand terms to help you be ready for every appointment.
The First Trimester
Pre-OB (6-8 weeks): Health History Intake
New OB (8-10 weeks):
Weight & blood pressure check
Urine sample collection
Breast & Pelvic Exam (Gonorrhea & Chlamydia Check with or without a pap smear)
Rotating on call provider schedule (WHC Team Approach to your OB care)
We will give you a glucose drink and a lab slip to have your blood drawn between 27 and 28 weeks that screens for gestational diabetes. We will also give you special written instructions that you need to follow to prepare for the lab test.
We will give you a hospital registration form for you to send to the hospital.
We will give you a Birth Plan to complete and return in a few weeks (third trimester)
“Great service. Dr. Shelton was my OB and delivered my son. He was always willing to answer questions and very knowledgeable. He was kind and courteous during delivery because let’s be honest… that’s not the most flattering moment in a woman’s life.” – BW
“I started with Dr. Eagan as my OBGYN in 2019 with my first pregnancy. He is an amazing doctor, made me feel comfortable, and I never felt judged for questions I had as a first time mom. Overall he is very personable and kind. He will walk you through any procedure that may need to be done and why. He treats each patient with kindness and dignity no matter your situation. I am now seeing him for my second pregnancy and he is just as humble and helpful as he was for my first pregnancy. I would recommend him for any OBGYN needs.” – DW
“I absolutely love Dr. Kelly. I’m on my third pregnancy now and she has been my OB for all three. She’s always understanding and considerate when I need someone to talk too and she always makes sure I don’t have any additional questions before our appointment is over. She will ALWAYS be my recommended OB at the Women’s Health Center.” – KM