b. Other Prenatal Visits

The following visits will be shorter. We will check your weight and blood pressure and take a urine test. The doctor will measure the height of your uterus to assure that your baby is developing properly and listen to the heartbeat. All these tests help to determine if you are healthy and to keep an eye on your baby's growth.

Each visit is a great occasion to ask questions. It is a good idea to prepare your list of questions before your appointment.

In addition to the regular tests done during the first visit, your doctor may request other prenatal tests such as an Ultrasound scan, an Amniocentesis, or a Reactive nonstress test. If the doctor orders one of these tests, be sure to ask why.

Ask your doctor the following questions.