What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 22, 2010 No Comments by

After the 32nd week, your practitioner may ask you to come in every two weeks so your progress and your baby’s can be more closely watched. You can expect the following to be checked, depending on your particular needs and your practitioner’s style of practice:

  • Weight and blood pressure

  • Urine, for sugar and protein

  • Fetal heartbeat

  • Height of fundus ( top of  uterus)

  • Size (you may get a rough weight estimate) and position of fetus by palpation (feeling from the outside)

  • Hands and feet for swelling, and legs for protruding varicose veins

  • Group B strep test

  • Symptoms you may have been experiencing, especially unusual ones

  • Questions or problems you want to discuss – have a list ready

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