Your First Prenatal Group Session will be booked 5-6 weeks after you have
missed your first period.
12-13 weeks or after you have missed your 2nd period you will be booked for a
First Prenatal Checkup with a physician or nurse practitioner.
14-32 weeks you will be scheduled monthly checkups.
32-36 weeks you will have checkups scheduled every two weeks and a Labor and
Delivery Group Session
36-40 weeks you will have a checkup every week
During your first prenatal visit your measurements and prenatal history will
be taken followed by an educational group session. Prenatal topics such as
nutrition, food safety, nausea, physical activity, and medications will be
discussed. Prenatal physician options will be presented and blood work and
ultrasound will be booked. This session is about an hour long therefore children
are not encouraged to attend.
At approximately the 36th week of your pregnancy you will be scheduled to
attend an educational group session regarding your labor and delivery. The
session will cover the following topics:
The signs of labor
Progression of labor
When to go to the hospital
What to expect after you arrive at the hospital
What complications may occur
Pain relief in labor
Ways for support persons to be of assistance during labor
Following the educational discussion an optional delivery and breast feeding
video may be viewed by those who are interested. Weekly prenatal visits will
continue until your delivery.