|Schedule Chart for Prenatal Visits
early ultrasound screening exam
Triple screen test, fetoprotein or amniocentesis and blood count.A triple screen is a blood test that measures three things called alpha-fetoprotein, human chorionic gonadotropin and unconjugated estriol. Triple screens are most accurate if done between the 16th and the 18th weeks of your pregnancy.
During this time, you will have another ultrasound scan to determine whether there is a late anomaly in the development of your baby.
Glucose screen to check for gestational diabetes.
At this stage, you will have a glucose challenge or a glucose tolerance test. A visit to the physician to discuss glucose test results and talk about receiving RH immune globulin if RH negative during week 28.
Around this time, you will receive a review of the fetal growth and a follow-up visit will be arranged.
Weekly tracking of fetal growth weight.Some practitioners do internal exams to check the cervix;
some do a vaginal/rectal culture for group B streptococcus.
Your pregnancy journey comes to an end. You will have a follow-up with doctor, ultrasound, monitoring biophysical profile every 2-4 days.
Your doctor will refer you to the delivery room, where you may have a contraction stress test and induced to give labor.