Tests and Appointments

Your calendar will fill up with medical tests and doctor appointments during pregnancy. Take a look at what you can expect for prenatal doctor visits and screenings.

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Ultra-Important

Your prenatal ultrasounds help determine your due date, and your baby's health and sex. Get ready to be fascinated by these quick and painless scans of your belly.

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Big Decisions: Your Doctor and Hospital

You can choose from an obstetrician or midwife, and a hospital, birthing center, or home birth. Get some guidance on your options.

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Routine Tests

Throughout your pregnancy, your doctor will do certain tests at every visit to monitor your prenatal health. See what tests are on the list and why.

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Genetic Testing

You'll have the option in your first trimester to get screened for chromosomal disorders, such as Down syndrome. Is genetic testing right for you?

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