1st Trimester: 1st Prenatal Visit

Ask Your Doctor:

  • What is my due date?
  • What symptoms should I expect to have as the baby grows?
  • Are there symptoms I should call you about? What number do I call?
  • How much weight should I expect to gain?
  • What types of foods should I eat? Which should I avoid?
  • Is it safe to exercise? Should I avoid any activities?
  • Do I need prenatal vitamins or other supplements?
  • Are there any medications I should avoid?
  • If I have health problems, will they affect my baby?
  • How long will my morning sickness symptoms last?
  • Are there precautions for sex during pregnancy?

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WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH on January 27, 2019

Sources

SOURCES:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Your Pregnancy and Childbirth Month to Month, 5th ed.," "Routine Tests in Pregnancy."

American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Guidelines for Perinatal Care, 6th ed."

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "First, Second, Third Trimesters: Urine Screen for Sugar and/or Protein."

Vicki Mendiratta, MD, FACOG, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.

Sharon Phelan, MD, FACOG, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque.

Sonja R. Kinney, MD, FACOG, associate professor; director, division of obstetrics and gynecology; medical director, Olson Center for Women's Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.

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