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My Monthly Doctor Appointment Schedule!!


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    My Monthly Doctor Appointment Schedule!!

    This is the schedule. You may be offered more appointments if you've got special problems such as a pre-existing medical condition, or if you develop a problem during your pregnancy.


    6 weeks
    • At your first appointment your doctor will check your general health and take a medical history and advise you on diet and lifestyle.
    • If you have any worries or questions this is a good time to talk them through.
    • You may be offered an early scan to confirm the pregnancy as well.
    • Your doctor will take some blood samples.
    • These will be tested to identify your blood group, iron levels, immunity to rubella and Rhesus status, and to check for any harmful antibodies in your blood.
    • You'll also be offered blood tests for infections , such as hepatitis B, HIV, syphilis and possibly the blood disorder thalassaemia.
    • You'll be expected to provide a urine sample at this visit.
    • Your doctor will test this for traces of protein, which can be a sign of pre-eclampsia, and also for a urine infection called asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB), which can increase your risk of giving birth too early.
    • Finally, she'll take your blood pressure and measure your weight and height, so that she can work out your BMI.
    12 weeks
    • You will be booked in for a dating scan. This can be carried out any time between 8 and 14 weeks, but should ideally be done at about 10-13 weeks.
    • The scan will help to give you an accurate due date and will also tell you if you're carrying more than one baby.
    • If you've decided to have a nuchal translucency (NT) scan to screen for Down's syndrome, it needs to be carried out at 11-14 weeks.
    • The scan can be combined with a blood test done at around the same time to give a more accurate result. This is known as the combined test.
    • If you've chosen to have the integrated test for Down's syndrome, you'll have one blood test and an NT scan now, and another blood test at about 15-16 weeks.
    16 weeks
    • At this appointment your doctor is likely to discuss the blood and urine test results from your earlier visit.
    • If your iron levels are low, she may recommend that you take iron supplements.
    • She'll also check your blood pressure and, as before, test your urine for traces of protein, which can be a sign of pre-eclampsia.
    • As with all your antenatal appointments, this is a good opportunity to ask questions and raise any issues that may be worrying you.
    20 weeks
    • You will be booked in for an anomalies scan to detect any physical abnormalities .
    • This is done around 18-20 weeks as by now all the major organs have formed and can be seen clearly.
    • If your placenta is found to be blocking the entrance to your cervix, you'll be booked in for another scan at 36 weeks to make sure it has moved out of the way (they usually do).
    24 weeks
    • As usual, your doctor will check your blood pressure and test your urine for protein.
    • She'll may also measure the distance from your pubic bone to the top of your bump with a tape measure to check that your baby is growing well.
    28 weeks
    • Your doctor may take a blood sample to make sure your iron levels are OK and to check for antibodies in your blood.
    • If you're low on iron, she may suggest you take iron supplements.
    • She'll also check your blood pressure and test your urine for protein.
    • She may measure your bump to check that your baby is growing well.
    • If you're Rhesus negative, you should be offered an anti-D injection to deal with any antibodies in your blood.
    After 30 weeks its every 2 week appointments till 36 weeks after 36 weeks its every week appointment.

    30 weeks

    • You'll have the usual blood pressure and urine checks and your doctor will measure your bump to see how your baby's growing.
    • You'll also have a chance to chat through the test results from your 28-week appointment.
    32 weeks
    • Your doctor will check your blood pressure and urine, and measure your bump. She'll also feel your bump with her hands to check your baby's position.
    34 weeks
    • Your blood pressure and urine will be checked, and your bump will be measured to make sure your baby is growing well.
    • You'll also have a chance to chat through the test results from your 28-week appointment.
    • If you're Rhesus-negative, you should be given a second dose of anti-D .
    • Most doctors suggest a growth scan at this stage to assess how your baby is growing.
    36 weeks
    • Your doctor will do your routine checks and, if you've recently had a scan to check the position of your placenta, she'll discuss the results with you.
    • She'll also feel your bump with her hands to check your baby's position.
    • If your baby is breech, she'll may offer to make you an appointment to have your baby turned by hand -- an effective technique known as external cephalic version.
    37 weeks
    • Your doctor will check your blood pressure and urine, and measure your bump. She'll also feel your bump with her hands to check your baby's position.
    38 weeks
    • Your doctor will check your blood pressure and urine, and measure your bump. She'll also feel your bump with her hands to check your baby's position.
    39 weeks
    • Your doctor will check your blood pressure and urine, and measure your bump. She'll also feel your bump with her hands to check your baby's position.
    40 weeks
    • Your doctor will check your blood pressure and urine, and measure your bump. She'll also feel your bump with her hands to check your baby's position.
    41 weeks
    • If you haven't had your baby by 41 weeks your doctor may suggest an induction.


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    Re: My Monthly Doctor Appointment Schedule!!

    very clear schedule .

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    Uma


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