I just found out I am pregnant. What should I do?
First of all, congratulations! We are excited for this miraculous event and look forward to sharing this exciting time with you. You need to call for a new OB appointment. We recommend the first OB appointment occurs within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Of course, we recommend you discontinue smoking and drinking any type of alcohol. You should take a prenatal vitamin with adequate folic acid. Most commercial prenatal vitamins contain a full milligram. This folic acid is most important in the first month of pregnancy.
The first OB appointment will be the most involved. During this visit, a complete history and physical exam will be done. A pap smear will be done if you are not current. Appropriate blood tests will be done, and you will be oriented to the office if you are unfamiliar with our facility and staff.