As soon as you think you’re pregnant, you need to schedule your first prenatal appointment. Arrive early and expect to stay a little longer. You and your provider will have a lot to talk about. You might want to bring your partner or a family member with you to help keep you on track.
Your provider will have several questions about your medical history so be sure to have that information ready or nearby.
A few of the questions may include details about:
- Your menstrual cycle and gynecological history.
- Past pregnancies
- Personal and family medical history
- Medications or Supplements
- Use of tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine.
The more information you can bring to your first appointment has the potential to reduce many risk factors that can lead to complications down the road during the pregnancy.