Prenatal Care Timeline

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Below is a timeline of what to expectwhile receiving prenatal care at Full Circle Women’s Care

During the 1st trimester, the following labs/screenings & procedures/imaging/other can be expected:

During the first prenatal visit (at roughly 8-10 weeks)

  • Urine pregnancy test
  • Review medical and pregnancy history
  • Review insurance/payment plan
  • Order standard prenatal blood work: Blood type and antibody screen, Complete blood count, Urine culture, Rubella immunity screen, Syphilis screen, Hepatitis B screen, HIV testing

At a minimum of 10 weeks

Optional genetic screening options:

  • Noninvasive PrenatalTesting
  • Genetic Carrier Screening
  • First trimester screening

Between 12-14 weeks

  • OB physical exam
  • Pap test
  • Gonorrhea and Chlamydia screening
  • Visit with Maternal-Fetal Medicine group (ROC) if high risk

During the 2nd trimester, the following labs/screenings & procedures/imaging/other can be expected:

Between 15-22 weeks

  • Optional Quad Screen Genetics test (only if no genetics testing done prior)
  • Get influenza vaccine if not done prior (Oct-March)

Between 20-22 weeks

  • Fetal anatomy ultrasound (Tues or Thurs with our office sonographer)
  • Start childbirth education and/or lactation classes

Between 24-28 weeks

  • Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Complete blood count
  • Antibody testing (if Rh negative)
  • Administer RhoGAM (if Rhnegative)
  • Complete and return hospital pre-admission forms
  • Schedule a hospital tour
  • Select a doula

During the 3rd trimester, the following labs/screenings & procedures/imaging/other can be expected:

At 30 weeks

  • Get Tdap vaccine
  • Get influenza vaccine if not done prior (Oct-March)
  • Select a pediatrician
  • Start appointments every 2 weeks

At 32 weeks

  • Mothers taking medication for hypertension or diabetes start fetal testing
  • Sign tubal ligation forms if planning to get 'tubes tied' (if needed)

At 33 weeks

  • Schedule c-section (if indicated)

At 36 weeks

  • Screen for Group B Streptococcus (rectovaginal swab)      
  • Start weekly appointments
  • Prepare your birth plan and bring it in for discussion
  • Start natural cervical ripening methods

At 39 weeks

  • Perform scheduled c-section  

At 40 weeks

  •  Start post-dates testing
  • Be patient :-)

Between 41-41.5 weeks

  •  Scheduled induction of labor

Remember to check the Patient Portal for lab results