PRENATAL CARE SCHEDULE


FIRST TRIMESTER

8-9 weeks: Initial visit and short ultrasound to confirm pregnancy. Blood drawn and tested, including State-mandated HIV testing**. Physical Examination, including possible Pap Smear & gonorrhea & Chlamydia testing. Cystic fibrosis test (optional, can be done any time during pregnancy)

11-14 weeks:
Nuchal Translucency (optional)

SECOND TRIMESTER

13-16 weeks: Alpha-feto protein test (blood draw-optional)-performed after 15 weeks. Amniocentesis if indicated. *Routine pre-natal visit

18-20 weeks:
*Routine pre-natal visit. ***Screening ultrasound for the evaluation of the baby’s growth and anatomy.


24 weeks:
* Routine pre-natal visit

THIRD TRIMESTER

28 weeks: *Routine pre-natal visit, One hour glucose test, Rhogam injection for Rh negative patients, Register at St Luke’s Hospital

31 weeks: *Routine pre-natal visit

34 weeks: *Routine pre-natal visit

35-37 weeks: *Routine pre-natal visit, Group B Strep swab

38 weeks: *Routine pre-natal visit

39 weeks: *Routine pre-natal visit

40 weeks: *Routine pre-natal visit & cervix check

* Routine pre-natal visit includes weight, blood pressure, urine test, measurement of your uterus and listening to baby’s heartbeat with a doppler. Visit interval is approximate and dependent on maternal and fetal issues.
** If you decline the HIV test during your pregnancy, your baby will automatically be HIV tested in the hospital, prior to discharge.
*** Any ultrasounds other than what are listed above will be done in the event of medical necessity, such as bleeding, hypertension, fetal growth problems or placental location.


At Ferns, Matile, Perryman, & Moore, MD’s, PC, we provide comprehensive obstetric & gynecologic care - including complete obstetric care & delivery, as well as preventative gynecologic services and surgeries. We offer full prenatal care, ultrasound and delivery services. We deliver at St Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, located near the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri.

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