Obstetrics

Obstetrics

Pregnancy is exciting, and sometimes frightening, especially if this is your first baby. From your first visit to delivery, our goal is to make pregnancy as enjoyable, safe and healthy as possible for both of you.

Pregnancy usually takes about 40 weeks from conception to delivery – although this can vary depending on the circumstances. Babies sometimes don’t keep to the schedule!

We have a wealth of online information about pregnancy and feel free to ask our medical staff about any questions or concerns you may have. We suggest making notes before an appointment so that you don’t miss anything.

If you believe you may be pregnant, call 757-595-9905 to arrange an appointment. Your first appointment will be scheduled for when you are about
eight weeks pregnant.

Although individual pregnancies differ, here’s a series of typical pregnancy visits along with tests and procedures:


First Visit

First Visit

Here is what you can expect from your first visit.

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Second Visit

Second Visit

Here are some of the things you can expect from your second visit.

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Up to 28 Weeks

Up to 28 Weeks

We’ll want to see you every 4 weeks up to 28 weeks. Here is what you can expect at those visits.

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28 to 35 weeks

28 to 35 weeks

We’ll want to see you every 2 weeks between 28 to 35 weeks. Read more about what to expect at those visits.

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35 weeks until delivery

35 weeks until delivery

We’ll want to see you every week from 35 weeks until delivery. Read more about what expect here.

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