prenatal appointments

What to Expect at Your Prenatal Visits, 33 - 36 weeks

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:

  • Your weight measured
  • Your blood pressure taken
  • Your urine analyzed
  • Your abdomen measured to check you baby's growth (fundal height)
  • Your baby's heartbeat listened to
  • A vaginal exam may be done at each visit to:

    What to Expect at Your Prenatal Visits, 29 - 32 Weeks

    By this point in your pregnancy, you will probably be visiting your midwife/doctor every two weeks. Certain tests and measurements are part of each visit.

    Expect to have:

    • Your weight measured
    • Your blood pressure taken
    • Your urine analyzed
    • Your abdomen measured to check your baby's growth (fundal height)
    • Your baby's heartbeat listened to
    • Because you are entering the latter stages of pregnancy, your provider may choose to perform a vaginal exam at any visit.