Health care visitsHHealth care visitsHealth care visitsEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemHealthy living and preventionPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z11.000000000000057.0000000000000455.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page gives an overview of what to expect during medical visits throughout pregnancy.</p><p>To reduce the risk to the unborn baby, women are encouraged to seek health-care advice before they become pregnant. If you have not already seen a doctor before becoming pregnant, you should seek health-care advice as soon as you think you are pregnant, both to confirm the pregnancy and to make sure your health is in prime condition. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>At your first health care visit, your health-care provider will ask you questions about your health and medical history and your family's medical history to help spot any potential risks.</li> <li>You will need to see your health-care provider once a month for the first six months of pregnancy, twice a month in the seventh and eighth months, and one a week in the ninth month.</li> <li>Your health-care provider will send you for various prenatal tests throughout your pregnancy.</li></ul>
Visites médicalesVVisites médicalesHealth care visitsFrenchPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemHealthy living and preventionPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z11.000000000000057.0000000000000455.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cette page vous donne un aperçu des examens inhérents aux visites médicales que vous passerez tout au long de votre grossesse.</p><p>Pour atténuer les risques posés au bébé en gestation, on encourage les femmes à solliciter des soins de santé avant même de devenir enceintes. Si vous n’avez vu de médecin avant de tomber enceinte, faites-le dès que vous vous pensez enceinte, à la fois pour confirmer votre grossesse et pour vous assurer d’être en bonne santé. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>À votre première consultation, votre fournisseur de soins de santé vous posera des questions à propos de votre santé ainsi que de vos antécédents médicaux et ceux de votre famille afin d’aider à repérer des risques potentiels.</li> <li>Vous devrez consulter votre fournisseur de soins de santé une fois par mois pour les six premiers mois de votre grossesse, deux fois par mois au cours des septièmes et huitièmes mois et une fois par semaine au cours du neuvième mois.</li> <li>Votre fournisseur de soins de santé vous fera passer différents examens prénataux tout au long de votre grossesse. </li></ul>

 

 

Health care visits337.000000000000Health care visitsHealth care visitsHEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemHealthy living and preventionPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z11.000000000000057.0000000000000455.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page gives an overview of what to expect during medical visits throughout pregnancy.</p><p>To reduce the risk to the unborn baby, women are encouraged to seek health-care advice before they become pregnant. If you have not already seen a doctor before becoming pregnant, you should seek health-care advice as soon as you think you are pregnant, both to confirm the pregnancy and to make sure your health is in prime condition. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>At your first health care visit, your health-care provider will ask you questions about your health and medical history and your family's medical history to help spot any potential risks.</li> <li>You will need to see your health-care provider once a month for the first six months of pregnancy, twice a month in the seventh and eighth months, and one a week in the ninth month.</li> <li>Your health-care provider will send you for various prenatal tests throughout your pregnancy.</li></ul><h2>Your first health care visit during pregnancy</h2> <p>At your first health care visit, your health-care provider will ask you questions about your health and medical history and your family's medical history to help spot any potential risks. Your health-care provider may also: </p> <ul> <li>run a urine test to confirm the pregnancy and to check for white blood cells, sugar, protein, and ketones </li> <li>run a blood test to check for iron, certain infectious diseases, immunities to other infectious diseases, rhesus (Rh) factor, and specific genetic diseases as required </li> <li>conduct a pelvic examination to check for cysts and assess the colour of the cervix </li> <li>do vaginal and cervical swabs to check for infection </li> <li>do a Pap smear during the pelvic examination to rule out abnormalities of the cervix </li> <li>measure your height and weight </li> <li>press or palpate your abdomen to feel the top of your uterus, called the fundus </li> <li>feel down toward your pelvis </li> <li>check your blood pressure </li></ul> <p>Your health-care provider is also there to answer any questions that you may have. You may find it easier to write down your questions before you go for your visit, so that you don't forget anything important. </p> <h2>Health care visits throughout pregnancy</h2> <p>You will need to see your health-care provider once per month for the first six months of pregnancy. These visits will increase to twice per month in the seventh and eighth months, and then once per week in the ninth month. Each health care visit will be roughly the same, and the health-care provider will check the following: </p> <ul> <li>weight </li> <li>blood pressure </li> <li>urine </li> <li>fetal heartbeat </li> <li>height of fundus </li> <li>size and shape of uterus </li> <li>eventually: size and position of fetus </li></ul> <p>In the ninth month, your health-care provider will also check whether your cervix has started to open or dilate, and the frequency of your Braxton Hicks contractions. </p> <h3>Prenatal testing during pregnancy</h3> <p>Throughout your pregnancy, your health-care provider will refer you for a number of tests to make sure that the baby is developing well and that you are healthy. These include an ultrasound at weeks 16 to 20, a test for gestational diabetes in weeks 24 to 28, and a test for streptococcus B in weeks 34 to 37. If there are concerns that the baby is having problems with their development, additional testing can be done. </p> <p>For more information, see <a href="/Article?contentid=342&language=English">Prenatal Testing.</a></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/health_care_visits_pregnancy.jpgHealth care visits

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