Health care for pregnant women
Getting good medical care when you are pregnant is important for the well-being of you and your baby. When you find out you are pregnant, schedule an appointment with your doctor right away. Your doctor will make sure you and your baby are healthy and give you advice on having a healthy pregnancy.
Follow your doctor’s advice about how often you should be seen. This will be based on your health and other factors. Here is an example of a common schedule:
- Weeks 4-28: Visit at least every four weeks.
- Weeks 29-36: Visit at least every two weeks.
- Weeks 37-40: Visit at least every week.
Take care of yourself because the healthier you are, the healthier your baby is. For more help and information during your pregnancy, check out the following resources:
- Pregnancy Connection Newsletters
- You & Your Baby! (English | Español)
- Breast Feeding Guide (English | Español)
- Women, Infants, & Children
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federally funded program that helps make sure women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum get the nutrition they need. To learn more, call 1-800-252-5942.