Prenatal Care

At Comprehensive Women’s Care, we are partners with you throughout your pregnancy.

Regular prenatal visits with your OBGYN are important to monitor your health and your baby’s health.

The frequency of prenatal visits depends on how far along you are in the pregnancy and any known health conditions.

About Prenatal Visits

Your first prenatal visit should be scheduled as soon as you think you are pregnant. As the pregnancy progresses, prenatal checkups will happen more regularly and may include special tests.

A typical schedule for prenatal checkups is:

  • Between Weeks 4-28. You’ll have an appointment once a month.
  • Between Weeks 28-36. You’ll start having appointments twice a month.
  • After week 36. You’ll have weekly appointments.

If your pregnancy is high-risk, which depends on factors like the patient’s age, weight, and other health problems or concerns, your OBGYN may recommend more frequent prenatal visits to closely monitor your pregnancy.

What to Expect During Your Prenatal Visit

During a prenatal checkup, your OBGYN may:

  • Get a urine sample
  • Review medical history
  • Check blood pressure, weight, and height
  • Check stress level and lifestyle habits
  • Perform blood tests
  • Check the fetal heart rate
  • Feel and measure the patient’s abdomen
  • Take a fetal ultrasound 
  • Answer any questions or concerns the patient has

Other tests may be done to test to detect signs of possible health problems including infection, birth defects, gestational diabetes, or fetal distress.

Contact our practice to schedule a prenatal checkup or your first prenatal appointment if you think you are pregnant.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, we are taking steps to protect our patients, employees and their loved ones. We can all play a role in slowing the speed at which the virus spreads.

As your healthcare provider, we are committed to your health and safety. Starting on March 16, we will be rescheduling all routine well visits/annuals appointments.

This DOES NOT include our pregnant patients or anyone who needs an urgent appointment.

This DOES include anyone with routine, follow up, and/or annual visits who do not have any abnormal issues. If you are elderly, immunocompromised, or have underlying medical conditions, please do not come into our office during this time.

Your health is important to us and we welcome you to call our office if you need any help deciding if you need to reschedule your appointment.

If you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please do not come to the office for an appointment. Please instead call us to reschedule.

We have always been very welcoming of additional support people and children in our office, but at this time, we are asking that you do not bring any guests to your visits. If you need assistance and a support person is necessary, please call our office so arrangements can be made.

This is only temporary for the safety and well being of ALL our patients at CWC.

The situation is fluid, and we are continually reassessing it.

We will be offering telemedicine appointments beginning March 23rd.

We will be updating you regularly, and we welcome you to call our office to speak to our staff with any questions or concerns.

Comprehensive Women's Care