Why should I go to the doctor or midwife when I'm pregnant?
It’s important to go to all of your doctor or midwife visits when you are pregnant. Your doctor or midwife can help you prepare to take care of yourself and your baby.
What will happen when I go to the doctor?
You should ask your doctor any questions you have about your body or your baby. Your doctor will also:
Ask about your health. It’s important to tell as much as you can about your health. You can talk about your health history, any stress you are feeling and activities during your day.
Find out when you will deliver your baby. Your doctor or midwife will tell you your due date. Most women do not deliver on this exact day. You can also find the day by using this chart.
Test your blood. Your doctor will check your blood type. A blood test can help your doctor know whether you have enough iron. It can also show whether you have an infection.
Look at your body. Your doctor will need to check your vagina and pelvis to make sure your body is healthy.