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Diabetes Testing During Prenatal Visits

When she was pregnant with my friend, our neighbor developed gestational diabetes. Diabetes isn’t that common in her family and the only other person who ever developed it was her grandpa during the later years of his life. ... more »
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What to Expect at My First Prenatal Visit

If you recently had a positive home pregnancy test, scheduling your first prenatal visit is the next step. Having prenatal care is vital in order to ensure that both you and baby are healthy. ... more »
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Prenatal Care - First Doctor's Visit

Your first doctor’s visit will likely be the longest as there are many questions both you and your doctor will have.Finding out you are pregnant is one of the most exciting moments of your life.  You have a little over nine months to prepare for the arrival of your child and it will feel like much of that time is spent in your doctor’s office.  Your first doctor’s visit will likely be the longe ... more »
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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Pregnancy: Get a Preconception Checkup

Getting pregnant is one of the biggest miracles in life. There are, however, many precautions to take while bearing a child. This New Year, get a preconception checkup to ensure your healthy pregnancy. ... more »
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Your First Prenatal Visit Checklist

That first prenatal visit can be the most exciting. A positive urine or blood test for pregnancy is one thing, but having the doctor or midwife talk to you about the upcoming changes and fetal growth, helps the reality of your pregnancy sink in. ... more »
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What Happens At Your First Prenatal Appointment?

Your first prenatal visit will likely be the longest as there are many questions both you and your doctor will have. Here is a breakdown of the first prenatal appointment. ... more »
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Preeclampsia and Your Family

Last week I saw a patient for her first prenatal visit. She was 8 weeks pregnant and her pregnancy was achieved with IVF (in vitro fertilization). ... more »
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Routine Blood Tests in Pregnancy and Prenatal Testing

Which routine blood tests are done at the first prenatal visit? ... more »