Our philosophy is, “healthy mother, healthy baby.” Here at Women’s Healthcare of Norman, we offer a highly personal approach in taking care of you and your baby.
The First Trimester
The first trimester lasts from week 1 through week 13 of your pregnancy. At this stage, your body undergoes several changes in response to your baby’s development.
Once your pregnancy is confirmed, we will schedule you for an initial obstetric visit. During this time, you will undergo a sonogram to determine your due date and to make sure that your little one is developing normally.
On top of that, you will meet one of our doctors to review your current and existing health status. This will help us create more individualized care for the whole duration of your pregnancy.
Expect to have routine and special blood tests during this period as well as screening tests to evaluate your baby’s risk to conditions that may affect his/her health.
The Second Trimester
Many women feel better during the second trimester. Some describe it as a renewed sense of well-being, especially now that the worst of nausea has already passed.
At this stage of your pregnancy, we will be seeing you every month.
To check if your baby is developing normally, we will be performing a comprehensive sonogram at 20 weeks.
There will be other tests that may be performed at this stage. This includes screening for diabetes and spina bifida.
To help you prepare for the last stretch of pregnancy, you will be given information about it, including information about Stem Cell Cord Banking.
The Third Trimester
The third trimester is the last stage before your little one arrives!
You will start to feel some discomfort as your body adapts to your growing baby. But don’t worry, we have a well-trained and experienced team who will take care of your health needs and concerns.
By the time you reach your 28th week of pregnancy, you will have a blood test to screen you for anemia and diabetes. This is very important as both conditions can affect your health and your baby’s.
In this last stretch of your pregnancy, you will be seen every 2 weeks until your 36th week. By that time, you will be seen weekly.
There will be tests to ensure that you and your baby are in good health, and you will be able to securely view these test results through our patient portal.
Vaginal culture will be collected to screen for bacteria which could affect your baby during labor.
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