We usually schedule the first checkup between the eighth and tenth weeks of your pregnancy. This comprises an intake and an ultrasound. The appointment takes about 45 minutes. First you will visit the ultrasound operator for your scan, then sit down with the midwife for a chat.
During this first appointment, we will do a number of physical checkups: we measure your blood pressure, your weight and take a blood sample.
We also ask about your health, whether there have been any birth defects in your family, and how any previous pregnancies went. We will also discuss matters such as nutrition and medicine use.