Either your period never came this month, or you had a lighter, shorter period than normal. And then a few weeks later, you start to feel nauseous, your breasts might burgeon, you act ultra-hormonal, and goodness knows, by 3:00 pm you’re so deeply tired you feel like someone whacked you in the head with a sleep club. If the home pregnancy double-line wasn’t enough to ensure you, then these first trimester symptoms will seal the deal: You. Are. Pregnant. Now what?
As soon as you test positive for pregnancy, we invite you in for an appointment. Even at an early stage, we can look at the developing baby (then an embryo) via ultrasound (a.k.a. sonogram) and see a heartbeat, and other signs of viability. Beyond that, we will test you for general health and run certain tests specific to pregnancy. In addition, we will consult with you about proper nutrition and keeping safe during pregnancy, and arrange a prenatal visit schedule with you.
Here’s what to expect from that first prenatal visit:
As you can see, the first prenatal visit is comprehensive. We want to get you off to the right start, feeling confident with your test results, and catching anything which needs treatment or monitoring right from the beginning. So, if this is you, don’t hesitate, call us to now to make an appointment. Above all, we wish you a healthy pregnancy – we’re here for you.