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Regular prenatal exams are a top priority during any
pregnancy. They are important both for monitoring your own and your fetus's
health and for giving you and your health professional time to build a working
If your pregnancy is going well, you will have a regular schedule of
prenatal checkups. These will become more frequent as you near your due date. A
general example of such a schedule is as follows:1
You may have more frequent prenatal exams if you:1
American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2007). Antepartum care. In Guidelines for Perinatal Care, 6th ed., pp. 83–137. Elk Grove
Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.
July 23, 2012
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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