Below is a typical visit schedule for a normal pregnancy. It lists the visit number, when the visit usually takes place, and what is usually checked at that time.

  • 1st visit (6-8 weeks)
    • perform complete history and physical
    • identify risk factors
    • set up routine blood work
    • prescribe prenatal vitamins
    • perform ultrasound
  • 2nd visit (10-12 weeks)
    • check weight, blood pressure, urine, and fetal heart rate
    • discuss diet and nausea
  • 3rd visit (14-16 weeks)
    • same as 2nd¬†visit plus discuss genetic screening and normal symptoms
  • 4th visit (18-20 weeks)
    • check fetal movement
  • 5th visit (22-24 weeks)
    • routine visit
  • 6th visit (26-28 weeks)
    • routine visit
    • plus diabetes screening
    • check for Rh compatibility
  • 7th visit (29-31 weeks)
    • routine visit
  • 8th visit (32-34 weeks)
    • routine visit
  • 9th visit (36 weeks)
    • routine visit
    • group B strep culture performed
    • Ultrasound performed to estimate fetal growth
  • 10th visit (38 weeks)
    • routine visit plus discuss labor options
  • 11th visit (39 weeks)
    • routine visit plus cervical exam
  • 12th visit (40 weeks)
    • routine visit plus cervical exam
    • Non-stress test performed
  • 13th visit (41 weeks):
    • discuss induction if not yet delivered
  • Postpartum visit at 6 weeks:
    • check symptoms, bleeding, breastfeeding, contraception
    • pelvic exam