As soon as you confirm your pregnancy, it is important to schedule an appointment with your doctor for a physical examination. Your first visit would be the longest visit during your pregnancy.
What would I discuss with my practitioner?
During your first prenatal appointment, your doctor would discuss the following with you:
Your due date
Your lifestyle: Avoid dangerous exercises and raw meat as well as fish and pets.
He will advice you concerning your travels, work, diet and weight gain.
He will give you a list of prenatal vitamins and supplements that you should take them during your pregnancy.
Types of tests that he suggests to do during your pregnancy as blood test, urine test, ultrasound, sugar level and amniocentesis if necessary
When to call him and what is an emergency.
What are the symptoms that you will experience during your first trimester and how to ease them.
Your next prenatal appointment.
Always keep a list of questions on a piece of paper to ask your doctor about. It is important to have your partner with you during the prenatal visit.