Our pregnancy stages calendar provides an outline of what to expect
Our pregnancy stages calendar outlines the office visits and prenatal tests that you can expect during prenatal care with our Round Rock obgyns. Our physicians and staff work with you throughout your pregnancy, including labor and delivery, to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Our pregnancy stages calendar for the first trimester – Week 0 to week 13
Our pregnancy stages calendar for the first trimester begins with the all-important first prenatal visit. During this visit, our Round Rock obgyns obtain blood and urine samples for prenatal testing, take a complete medical history and perform a physical and pelvic examination. After the first visit, which is usually the longest appointment, you will schedule an appointment every four weeks. You may also have other tests such as genetic screening.
The second trimester is often the most comfortable – Week 14 to week 26
Many women look forward to the second trimester because morning sickness usually lessens or goes away completely. Your second trimester pregnancy stages calendar will continue to include visits to our Round Rock obgyns every four weeks. Our physicians usually schedule a routine ultrasound during this trimester, and you can begin to feel your baby move.
You will need a glucose screening test between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy to measure the glucose, or sugar, levels in your blood. This test shows our physicians if you are at risk for gestational diabetes.
Counting down to delivery during the third trimester – Week 27 to delivery
When you are in the home stretch, your third trimester pregnancy stages calendar includes visits to our Round Rock obgyns every two weeks, from week 28 to week 36, and then every week starting at week 36 until you give birth. During the third trimester, our physicians will schedule some routine tests.
- An Rh antibody test is performed between week 28 and week 29 if you are Rh negative.
- You will need a Group B streptococci (GBS) test between week 35 and week 37. This routine screening detects GBS bacteria in the rectum and vagina that can be passed to your baby when you give birth.
You may need additional tests or appointments during your pregnancy
Every pregnancy stages calendar is different. For example, if you have a high-risk pregnancy, you will need to visit our physicians more often. You may also need additional screenings and diagnostic tests.
Whatever shape your pregnancy stages calendar takes, you can rest assured that our experienced Round Rock obgyns and our compassionate staff will be supportive and caring through every stage of your pregnancy. Contact us for an appointment.