Regular prenatal examinations are a top priority during any pregnancy. They are important both for monitoring your own and your fetus's health and for giving you and your health professional time to build a working relationship.
If your pregnancy is going well, you will have a regular schedule of prenatal checkups. These will become more frequent as you near your due date. A general example of such a schedule is as follows.
After the first prenatal visit, every 4 weeks till week 28 of pregnancy
Every 2 to 3 weeks through week 36 of pregnancy
Every week during the final month of pregnancy
You may have more frequent prenatal examinations if you:
Began your pregnancy with a pre-existing medical problem.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerRebecca Sue Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology