Motherhood is a very fulfilling journey, yet it has its own share of challenges. All journeys have to start somewhere and this guide will help you start your chapter in motherhood.
Your first visit should be around 8 weeks after your last menstrual period. The reason for this is that at around 6-7 weeks after being pregnant, the unborn baby would start having a heartbeat; therefore a visit would be ideal to avoid any future complications. The only time your prenatal visit would be earlier is due to the following reasons:
Upon your visit, your doctor would most likely ask the following things:
You would also expect the following to be conducted on you:
Your first prenatal visit should reassure you of looking forward to your motherhood journey and, with the tests and assessment of your doctor, your first big step towards your journey will make you be prepared and ready to face on further challenges and blessings down the road. As with everything, make sure to regularly visit your doctor and take your needed supplements and vitamins to ensure a better delivery in the future.