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Pregnancy?

Home pregnancy tests are accurate. If this test is positive 6 weeks after the first day of the last normal menstrual period, you can begin the protocols for the 40 week gestation period.

Outcomes for the First Prenatal Visit:

Choose a Delivery Site.

Register for Prenatal Classes especially if this is a first pregnancy.

Understand how your Prenatal Care Giver is going to look after you until delivery.

Begin the standard documentation of your pregnancy with a Medical/Obstetrical History and Physical examination.

Get the initial Maternity Laboratory Studies completed.

Start taking Prenatal Vitamins ( including iron ).

Outcomes for the remainder of the Prenatal Visits:

Monitor the growth of mother, uterus and fetus.

Regularly check for gestational Diabetes.

Monitor fetal movement and heart rate.

Monitor mother's blood pressure and other health indicators.

Answer questions raised at the Prenatal Classes and other information sources.

Get a dating Ultrasound at 18 weeks and a pregnancy serum glucose test at 27 weeks.

Give a Rhogan injection to Rh negative mothers at 27 weeks.

Use the Internet to manage your Family Health