If your pregnancy is progressing normally, you probably will be visiting our doctors and nurses every other week during this time period. At 36 weeks gestation, your provider may schedule weekly visits until your baby arrives. At each visit you can expect the routine:
Depending upon your individual situation, you may also discuss:
These may include special instructions on:
For your health and the health of your baby, it is extremely important that you follow any instructions precisely. Report these symptoms that could indicate a problem include the following:
If a cesarean birth or induction of labor is best for you and your baby, you may receive information during the prenatal visit. Your provider will discuss when the procedure will be scheduled, necessary laboratory work, what you and your partner need to know in advance, and other key facts.
Finally, plan to talk to your midwife/doctor about the pediatrician or family physician you have selected for your newborn.
Reprinted by Pregnancy.org, LLC from Her HealthCare.