Midwifery Associates OB/GYN

Richard Louis Suarez CNM PA

Obstetrical Calendar of Events

Keep Track Of Your Pregnancy Week by week on Baby Center



6-8 weeks - Visit with nurse

  • Pre-natal blood work drawn
  • Obtain medical history from mother and father
  • Pregnancy education
  • Discuss testing options: 1st Trimester Screen (provide a more accurate assessment of a woman’s risk for carrying a baby with Down syndrome, than age alone) and AFP (Alpha-fetoprotein - screens for Down syndrome, Trisomy 18 and neural tube defects).                                                                                                                                                                                           9 weeks
  • Dating Ultrasound – used to confirm your due date and to ensure the well-being of the baby.      
   8-10 weeks - Visit with Health Care Provider 
  • Review results of Pre-natal blood work
  • Discuss 1st Trimester Screen if you wish to pursue
  • Discuss 9 week Dating Ultrasound
  • Discuss indication or need for Strong Memorial Hospital Genetics if High Risk or 35 and older for amniocentesis or CVS (Chorionic villus sampling) tests used to diagnose chromosomal abnormalities.
  • Full pelvic exam includes Pap smear and cultures. Please note, there is a possibility of spotting after the exam.
  • At each visit the following are checked:
  • Check Blood pressure
    • Check UrineCheck Weight                                                                                                                                                                       
12 weeks                                                                                                                              
  • Discuss AFP Testing with provider.  AFP to be done between 15-22 weeks.
  • Check Fetal heart beat at each visit.
  • Check weight, Blood Pressure, and urine
  • Sign up for Childbirth Education Classes
16 weeks 
  • Discuss AFP results
  • Urine culture to be obtained
  • Discuss results of 1st Trimester Screen
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
19-20 weeks
  • Detailed Fetal Anatomic Screening Ultrasound – during this Ultrasound, we take a detailed look at the anatomy of the baby.
20 weeks 
  • Check weight, Blood Pressure, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Review urine culture
  • Review results of 19-20 week ultrasound 
  • Review results of AFP if done later than 16 weeks
24 weeks
  • Check weight, Blood Pressure, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Discuss 1-hour Glucose Test that sceens for Gestational Diabetes
  • Order blood work for Anemia, HIV Test.
  • Antibody screen to be checked only if Rh negative
28 weeks 
  • Check weight, Blood Pressure, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Discuss results of 1-hour Glucose Test , anemia and  HIV Test.
  • Discuss Rhogam injection Only if Rh negative  
  • Select a Pediatrician, if you haven’t already done so.

Starting every 2 weeks visits

30 weeks

  • Check weight, Blood Pressure, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Answer any questions regarding Labor and Delivery
  • Discuss changes during pregnancy and what to expect.
32 weeks 
  • Check weight, Blood Pressure, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Address any additional questions or concerns you may have regarding labor and delivery, Hospital, etc.
  • Visit with OB nurse to discuss labor and delivery, circumcision, breast or bottle feeding, and to register at South Miami Hospital  (unless this has already been done)
  • Discuss disability if needed
34 weeks
  • Check weight, Blood Pressure, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Address any additional questions or concerns you may have regarding labor and delivery, Hospital, etc.
Starting Weekly Visits
35-36 weeks
  • Check weight, Blood Pressure, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • We will obtain a Cervical Culture to check for Group B-Strep, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.
  • Prepare for a cervical exam at subsequestional every visit 
  • Please note, there is a possibility of spotting after the exam
  • Repeat HIV test (if indicated)
37 weeks
  • Check weight, Blood Pressure, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Cervical Exam
38 weeks 
  • Check weight, Blood Pressure, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Discuss 36 week culture results
  • Cervical Exam
39 weeks 
  • Check weight, Blood Pressure, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • Cervical Exam
40 weeks 
  • Check weight, Blood Pressure, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • You may have a non stress test (NST) and/or ultrasound to check the status of your baby
  • Cervical Exam
41 weeks 
  • Check weight, Blood Pressure, and urine
  • Listen to fetal heart beat and check uterine size
  • You may have a non stress test (NST) and/or ultrasound to check the status of your baby
  • Provider may discuss and schedule induction prior to 42 weeks.
  • Cervical Exam

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