Your first prenatal visit is likely to be more extensive
than later prenatal checks. Your doctor will take your medical history and
do a complete physical exam.
Your medical history helps your
doctor plan the best possible care for your pregnancy and childbirth. It
Your complete physical exam will
A urine test can check for:
Blood testing may include:
You may also be screened for:
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July 23, 2012
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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