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What can you expect during a pre-pregnancy checkup?

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Your doctor will start by getting a full medical history from both you and your partner. He or she may also want to run a number of tests -- such as blood tests and a Pap smear -- to make sure that neither of you have any medical conditions that could affect pregnancy or your chances of conceiving.

SOURCES: 
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site. 
BabyMed web site. 
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institutes of Health web site, May 2003. 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences web site, 2003.
Obstetrics and Gynecology, December 2002.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 17, 2020

SOURCES: 
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site. 
BabyMed web site. 
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institutes of Health web site, May 2003. 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences web site, 2003.
Obstetrics and Gynecology, December 2002.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 17, 2020

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