Best for you. Best for your baby. Women who receive prenatal care early and often are more likely to have a healthy pregnancy and safe birth.
Prenatal care is the care you receive from your health care provider throughout your pregnancy.
Start as early as possible. Make an appointment with your OB/GYN or primary care provider (PCP) when you find out or think you might be pregnant.
This schedule is only a guide. Your doctor may require more appointments with less time between visits if you have a high-risk pregnancy.
Healthy babies are worth the wait. Babies born prematurely (before 37 weeks) are more likely to have health problems.
See your doctor early and regularly in your pregnancy for prenatal care. If you need help finding a doctor, please call our OB Outreach and Case Management team at 1-800-777-1840, TTY 711.