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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:

    Laboring at Home

    Consider staying home for most of your labor, allowing yourself the comfort of your familiar surroundings. You will be able to employ your hypnosis techniques much better in your own, quiet surroundings, and as long as there are no danger signs.