Home Health House Calls: Prenatal Care

Published 12/18 2013 05:01AM

Updated 12/18 2013 06:34AM

Prenatal care is the health care you get when you are pregnant. It can keep you and your baby healthy.

Babies who don't get the prenatal care needed are three times more likely to have a low birth weight. t is important to get early and regular prenatal care.

Whether this is your first or third pregnancy, health care is extremely important. Your doctor will give you a schedule of all the visits you should have while you are pregnant.

Most experts suggest you see your doctor about once a month through week 28, then twice a month through week 36. After week 36, you should see your doctor weekly until your baby is born.

If you are pregnant, or thinking of getting pregnant, contact your doctor. Your baby deserves the best care you can give them starting now.

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