The moment you find out that you are pregnant, the first thought that pops into your mind is that you now have to visit your doctor. You know you have to schedule an appointment and all of that. Because you also know how important it is to get to your doctor and find out if everything is all right. And if it’s your first prenatal period then the level of nervousness is going to be sky high. And you know that it’s only your doctor who can calm you down when he/she runs all the tests and lets you know that everything is fine with the baby and yourself. There are published guidelines that a trusted pregnancy doctor can follow to ensure that the right care is given to the patient. These guidelines detail a recommended schedule of antenatal appointments for women who are healthy and whose pregnancies remain uncomplicated. In this schedule there are two more routine checks for the primiparous women than for the multiparous provided that the prenatal period remains uncomplicated throughout. So the schedule works like this. It starts off with the initial visit to the doctor. Then you have the booking visit which is one at around 10-12 weeks and the dating scan is also done at around this period of time (between 10 and 14 weeks). Then there is a visit scheduled during the 16th week of the pregnancy and at the 118-20 weeks mark to do the anomaly scan for the baby. Then the next visit is scheduled for the 28th week. Then at the 31st week there is a visit schedules for the primiparous women. Then you have visits at the 34th, 36th and 39th weeks.
Because the frequency increases as the date of delivery comes closer. Then for the primiparous women you have another visit scheduled at the 40th week and then at the 41st week for all women. And this is how any obstetrician Moorebank should plan out the visiting schedule of a pregnant women who have been identified to have no risks for the pregnancy. Because if all is well there is absolutely no necessity to make the patient feel sick and tired of going back and forth from the doctors. But it’s very important to make sure you make the patient realize the value of all these visits. Because only if they do visit the doctor regularly can you detect any risks that have come and they can be dealt with in the early stages. Without causing any further harm to the mother or the baby. Because it is the doctor’s job to detect these early warning signs of impending risk to the pregnancy.