Unless you have a medical condition, had a prior difficult pregnancy, or are experiencing spotting or pain, the obstetrician schedules your first visit after your eighth week of pregnancy.
This first appointment may be one of the longest during your pregnancy, so be prepared to come with a list of all your questions. During the interview, Dr. Weyhrich asks about your health history, lifestyle, habits, and stress level. You’ll also have your urine checked to confirm the pregnancy and check for infection.
Other tests during your first OB visit may include:
Dr. Weyhrich does a pelvic exam and may do an ultrasound. He may also offer genetic testing to assess for chromosomal problems, cystic fibrosis, and other genetic disorders.
Most importantly for your peace of mind during your pregnancy, Dr. Weyhrich shares contact numbers that allow you to reach him at any time. He’d rather you call him on a Friday at midnight than spend your whole weekend worried about something he can answer.
How often you see Dr. Weyhrich depends on where you are in your pregnancy. During weeks 1-28, you’ll come in once a month for routine checkups. During weeks 29-36, the followups are every two weeks.
Starting with week 36, you’ll come in once a week. During these regular visits, Dr. Weyhrich monitors your baby’s growth and heart rate, as well as changes in your cervix. He also measures your weight, blood pressure, and abdominal girth, and checks your hands and feet for swelling.
In addition to the initial tests at your first visit, Dr. Weyhrich may request other special tests throughout the course of your pregnancy, including:
While you see your doctor fairly regularly throughout the course of your pregnancy, there may come a time or two that you need to call or come in for an early visit.
You should contact Dr. Weyhrich immediately if you’re experiencing:
Notes: Doctor is on the journey with the client for every phase of her pregnancy. He delivers 97% of all his patients. He ensures that he spends time with each couple and reassures them and calm their fears.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!