a. The First Prenatal Visit

You probably have had the first prenatal visit. If not, make an appointment immediately. The first medical visit is usually longer than the following visits.

This visit consists of:

The doctor will listen to your heartbeat and check your blood pressure. Your height and weight will be recorded.

You will also have a conversation with your doctor about your health and your family's health in order to establish your medical history.

During this first visit, the doctor usually requests a series of lab tests. If you want more information about these tests and their purpose, consult the following table.