Regular prenatal exams are a top priority during any
pregnancy. They are important both for monitoring your own and your fetus's
health and for giving you and your health professional time to build a working
If your pregnancy is going well, you will have a regular schedule of
prenatal checkups. These will become more frequent as you near your due date. A
general example of such a schedule is as follows:1
After the first prenatal visit, every 4 weeks till week 28 of pregnancy
Every 2 to 3 weeks through week 36
Every week during the final month of pregnancy
You may have more frequent prenatal exams if you:1
Began your pregnancy with a preexisting medical
Develop complications during your
Are a teen.
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July 23, 2012
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