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Obstetrical Calendar

Initial Visit

  • Determine due date
  • Discuss prenatal vitamins
  • Order laboratory testing
  • Physical exam

About 12 Weeks

  • Check weight, BP, and urine
  • Discuss prenatal laboratory testing
  • Listen to fetal heart beat

About 16 Weeks

  • Check weight, BP, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Discuss AFP Testing
  • Sign up for Childbirth Education Classes

About 20 Weeks

  • Check weight, BP, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Perform Ultrasound

About 24 Weeks

  • Check weight, BP, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Order on-hour glucose test (fasting is not necessary)
  • Distribute hospital pre-registration forms

About 28 Weeks

  • Check weight, BP, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Order one-hour glucose test (fasting is not necessary) (if not already done)
  • A Rhogam shot is given to patients who have Rh-negative blood type

About 30 Weeks

  • Check weight, BP, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Discuss glucose test results

About 32-36 Weeks

  • Check weight, BP, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Check for the baby’s position
  • Group B strep culture of the vagina

About 36 Weeks

  • Check weight, BP, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Non Stress test
  • Group B strep culture of the vagina

About 38-40 Weeks

  • Check weight, BP, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Non Stress test
  • Cervical examination
  • Discuss plan for delivery