Prenatal care refers to healthcare you receive during pregnancy. Studies show that women who do not receive regular prenatal care are three times more likely to give birth to a baby with low birth weight. Prenatal care is important for tracking the health of you and your baby, ensuring that important milestones are met and everything is on target.
After you receive your exciting news, make an appointment at Fort Worth Female Health Associates right away for a full assessment of your health in advance. This first visit will include:
This all-important first visit will set a baseline for your health and is a great time for you to ask questions about what you can expect on this journey.
Dr. Tate will also set you up with:
Consistent monitoring of your progress is key during your pregnancy. Dr. Tate will set up a schedule along these lines:
If you have a high-risk pregnancy or are older than 35, Dr. Tate will recommend that you see him more often.
Your pregnancy is divided into three trimesters; here is what you can expect during your visits in each trimester:
Each of these visits provides a great opportunity for you to ask questions. Dr. Tate is a highly trained obstetrician and is eager to see you through your pregnancy as safely as possible.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!