Prenatal Care Schedule

This will be a list of what is usual and customary.  Every midwife or practice has their own way within our rules and laws that they find useful.  Keep in mind that you have the right to refuse any test or ask for additional testing.  Your midwife will let you know how they feel about continuing your care if you refuse testing.  You can also ask about alternatives.  This should be a discussion and mutual decision about your care.

If you do not find what you are looking for here please ask your midwife before you decide to Google your questions.

Appointment Expectations

 

Initial

  • What will happen at your appointment?

    • Discuss and sign all the consent documents, and financial agreements.

    • First payment of at least $500 due

    • Make copies of your drivers license and insurance cards.

    • Discuss supplements, chiropractic care, doula services, and childbirth education.

    • Go over your health history.

    • Draw labs for OB Panel and HIV.

    • Do a physical exam and take vitals.

    • Listen to your baby.

  • Your homework before your next appointment:

    • Read though your Initial packet

    • Fill out your diet diary.

      • Eat enough protein and vegetables, drink enough water, take all your supplements and walk for at least 30 minutes everyday

    • Download the Mobile Midwife app

    • Get familiar with the app.  

      • You will be able to read all the documents that you will need to sign in the document section of your chart.

      • You will use this app to send text messages to your midwife.

    • Find www.sunshinebirthco.com 

      • This is a safe site to find answer’s to your questions.

    • Make a list of questions for your next appointment.

      • If you have questions that need immediate answers please text though Mobile Midwife

      • If you need to speak to your midwife please call 817-349-7374 preferable during business hours

 

16 weeks

  • What will happen at your appointment?

    • Discuss your lab results

    • Discuss your diet diary

    • Make your 20 week sono appointment​​

    • Listen to your baby and take vitals

    • Answer any questions you might have

  • Your homework before your next appointment:

    • Eat enough protein and vegetables, drink enough water, take all your supplements and walk for at least 30 minutes everyday

 

20 weeks

  • What will happen at your appointment?

    • Discuss your sono results

    • Discuss chlorophyll 

    • Listen to your baby and take vitals

    • Answer any questions you might have

  • Your homework before your next appointment:

    • Research childbirth education classes and find one that meets your needs.  It is very important for first time moms or first time out of hospital birth moms to take a childbirth education class.  Please let us know which one you choose to take.

    • Eat enough protein and vegetables, drink enough water, take all your supplements and walk for at least 30 minutes everyday

 

24 weeks

  • What will happen at your appointment?

    • Listen to your baby and take vitals

    • Discuss the RhoGam shot if you have a Rh- blood type

    • Answer any questions you might have

  • Your homework before your next appointment:

28 weeks

  • What will happen at your appointment?

  • Your homework before your next appointment:

    • Read through your 28 week handouts.  If you have any questions or want further reading material please look first at www.sunshinebirthco.com 

    • Eat enough protein and vegetables, drink enough water, take all your supplements and walk for at least 30 minutes everyday

    • Do the Spinning Babies 3 Sisters exercises every day!

    • Practice relaxation techniques. You can find a list of techniques at here.

 

30 weeks

  • What will happen at your appointment?

    • Listen to your baby and take vitals

    • Discuss your lab results

    • Answer any questions you might have

  • Your homework before your next appointment:

    • Eat enough protein and vegetables, drink enough water, take all your supplements and walk for at least 30 minutes everyday

    • Do the Spinning Babies 3 Sisters exercises every day!

    • Practice relaxation techniques.

 

32 weeks

  • What will happen at your appointment?

    • Listen to your baby and take vitals

    • Answer any questions you might have

  • Your homework before your next appointment:

    • Eat enough protein and vegetables, drink enough water, take all your supplements and walk for at least 30 minutes everyday

    • Do the Spinning Babies 3 Sisters exercises every day!

    • Practice relaxation techniques.

 

34 weeks

  • What will happen at your appointment?

    • Listen to your baby and take vitals

    • Answer any questions you might have

  • Your homework before your next appointment:

    • Review GBS Testing so you are ready for the test and ready to sign the consent. 

    • Eat enough protein and vegetables, drink enough water, take all your supplements and walk for at least 30 minutes everyday

    • Do the Spinning Babies 3 Sisters exercises every day!

    • Practice relaxation techniques.

 

36 weeks

  • What will happen at your appointment?

    • 36 week packet 

    • Discuss birth plan options, postpartum plans, and when to call your midwife

    • Sign consent form GBS Testing

    • Listen to your baby and take vitals

    • Draw labs ~ CBC, GBS

    • Your last payment is due at this appointment.

    • Answer any questions you might have

  • Your homework before your next appointment:

 

37 weeks

  • What will happen at your appointment?

    • This visit will be in your home if you are having a home birth.

    • Sign newborn consent forms including: Vitamin K, Erythromycin, ImmTrac

    • Hand in your birth certificate worksheet

    • Listen to your baby and take vitals

    • Discuss your lab results

    • Answer any questions you might have

  • Your homework before your next appointment:

 

38 weeks

  • What will happen at your appointment?

    • Listen to your baby and take vitals

    • Answer any questions you might have

  • Your homework before your next appointment:

 

39 weeks

  • What will happen at your appointment?

    • Listen to your baby and take vitals

    • Answer any questions you might have

  • Your homework before your next appointment:

 

40 weeks

  • What will happen at your appointment?

    • Listen to your baby and take vitals

    • Discuss scheduling a biophysical sonogram to check baby’s wellbeing if baby does not arrive by 41 weeks

    • Discuss fetal kick counts

    • Answer any questions you might have

  • Your homework before your next appointment:

    • Daily fetal kick counts using an app or a written log.

    • Get enough sleep! 

    • Eat enough protein and vegetables, drink enough water, take all your supplements and walk for at least 30 minutes everyday

    • Do the Spinning Babies 3 Sisters exercises every day!

    • Practice relaxation techniques.

 

41 weeks

  • What will happen at your appointment?

    • Listen to your baby and take vitals

    • Discuss the biophysical sonogram schedule

    • Answer any questions you might have

  • Your homework before your next appointment:

    • Get enough sleep!

    • Eat enough protein and vegetables, drink enough water, take all your supplements and walk for at least 30 minutes everyday

    • Do the Spinning Babies 3 Sisters exercises every day!

    • Practice relaxation techniques.

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2802 S. FM51 B

Decatur, TX 76234

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