As your due date approaches, how will you know when it is time to call the doctor, grab your bag and head to the hospital? Not so fast! There is still so much to discuss! Prenatal visits with your doctor are top priority.
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As your due date approaches, how will you know when it is time to call the doctor, grab your bag and head to the hospital? Not so fast! There is still so much to discuss! First and foremost, you need to know that your prenatal visits with your doctor are very important.
We are pleased you have selected our office for your medical care and we will help you go through pregnancy as smoothly as possible. Together, you and Fayetteville Woman’s Care will work as a team during your pregnancy. Your job is to take care of yourself (and therefore your baby) by coming to your scheduled visits, taking your vitamins and practicing healthy habits. Our job is to monitor your progress, make sure you and your baby are healthy and educate you on your pregnancy and child birth. When we work together, your journey through pregnancy will be that much smoother.
Throughout your pregnancy, we will be monitoring your progress, but we also will be conducting various medical tests. If your doctor recommends a test, know that he does this with your safety and your baby’s safety as his top priority.
As your pregnancy progresses, we will want to see you more often. Even with an uncomplicated pregnancy, we will want to see you every one to two weeks starting the last three months of your pregnancy and every week during the last month. Each time you visit us, the team gets a handle on what is happening with your baby and what we might expect. Although we have calculated your due date, your delivery may occur on a different day.
This is an exciting time in your life, and Fayetteville Woman’s Care will be right there with you every step of the way. We have worked hard to gather a lot of information on the pages of our website, but you may still have questions. And that is OK. We are here to help you through this process. These new body changes during pregnancy and nursing can be very confusing. At Fayetteville Woman’s Care, we understand. If you find that our links and searching the Internet have not answered all of your questions, keep a notebook and write your questions in it. On your next obstetrical visit, bring your notebook and ask your doctor, or contact our office for a nurse to respond in a timely manner. We are happy to make you as comfortable as possible during your pregnancy.
On your first visit, you will speak with our experienced New OB counseling nurse. This is an exciting visit, introducing you to our office and allowing us the opportunity to learn about you and your expectations during your pregnancy. The New OB Nurse will provide you with prenatal education to include proper diet and exercise and let you know what signs and symptoms are normal and which ones warrant a call to our office. The physician will give you a physical exam, initial bloodwork and an expected date of delivery. Our staff will provide you with lots of interesting material to make your pregnancy go as smoothly as possible. You will receive: diet information, hospital policies and as many free samples as we can get our hands on. This appointment runs about two hours in length.
Your OB counseling visit is ideally scheduled 7-9 weeks into your pregnancy.