Prenatal visits are regular checkups for you and your baby. These regular checkups keep you and your baby healthy! Even if you feel good, it isn’t ok to skip a prenatal visit. At a prenatal visit, your doctor or midwife will be making sure your baby is the right size, listening to their heartbeat, and checking you for:
- High blood pressure
- Sugar and protein in your urine
- Making sure you are gaining the right amount of weight.
If you do develop problems in your pregnancy, keeping all your prenatal visits will give your doctor a chance to find the problem early and to help your baby be born healthy. Make your first prenatal visit as soon as you find out you are pregnant – women who keep all of their prenatal visits are much more likely to have a healthy baby!