What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 21, 2010 No Comments by

Yet another checkup, and by this time you probably know the drill. This month, you can expect your practitioner to check the following, though there may be variations depending on your particular needs and your practitioner’s style of practice:

  • Weight and blood pressure

  • Urine, for sugar and protein

  • Fetal heartbeat

  • Size and shape of uterus, by external palpation (feeling from the outside)

  • Height of fundus (the top of the uterus)

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

  • Symptoms you’ve been experiencing, especially unusual ones

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


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