Pregnancy Timeline





Activities and Screening Tests
Pregnancy Weeks

1)     Take daily Folic Acid. Stop smoking & drinking.  ==>

Before Pregnancy

2)     Find a Heath Care Provider

As soon as you know you’re pregnant
3)     Initial prenatal appointment (Urine test, Pap Smear, blood workup) As soon as you know you’re pregnant

4)     Regular checkups & prenatal testing (urine tests every visit)

5-19

5)     First Ultrasound or sonogram (to confirm due date & baby heartbeat)

11-13

6)     Quad test (screen for neural tube defects, Down Syndrome, trisomy 18)

14-22

7)     Second Ultrasound (anatomy “structures” assessment)

18-22
8)     Glucose (blood sugar) Screen to check for Gestational Diabetes 24-28

9)     Childbirth classes

25-35
10)   Group B Strep test 35-37

11)   Decision about Child care

13-40

12)   Decision about: Breast or bottle feeding? Disposable or cloth diaper?

29-40

13)   Purchase baby gear: stroller, car seat, clothes, crib…etc.

29-40

14)   Create Birth plan

32-37

15)   Prepare for labor & delivery

37-40

“With the new baby on the way, I strongly recommend the following books for your family.” -Angela
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