Obstetrical Calendar

Initial Visit

* Determine due date
* Discuss prenatal vitamins
* Order Labs and Ultrasound

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
* Order AFP Test
* Order Ultrasound
* Sign up for Childbirth Education Classes

About 20 Weeks

* Check weight, BP, and urine
* Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size

About 24 Weeks

* Check weight, BP, and urine
* Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size

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)
* 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

About 36 Weeks

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

About 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