20 Must-Ask Questions for Your Doctor About Early Pregnancy
September 18, 2018
A new mom may find her first few visits to her doctor or health care provider to be exciting and overwhelming. There’s a lot of new information to process, and since face-to-face meetings are brief, it’s important to make a list of questions.1
Remember, every pregnancy is different so whether this pregnancy is your first or not, there’s no such thing as an insignificant question.
Here are our suggestions for questions to ask your doctor during your early prenatal visits:1
- What screenings or tests should I expect during my next few appointments?
- Do I have an increased risk of any specific conditions or complications?
- Do the prescription medications I take increase the risk of any specific conditions or complications?
- Are there any over-the-counter medications I should avoid?
- Are there any foods or drinks I should avoid?
- What are my options for prenatal vitamins?
- What is a normal blood pressure range?
- What’s a healthy weight range for my height and body type?
- How much weight should I gain each trimester?
- What physical symptoms are causes for concern?
- How will I know if I should call you with a concern about a physical symptom I’m experiencing?
- How can I reach you after hours?
- What position is best for sleep?
- What symptoms are normal, and how can I best manage them?
- When you aren’t available to provide care, who will I see instead?
- Are there any miscarriage precautions that apply to my situation I should know about?
- At what interval will I see you throughout my pregnancy?
- How much exercise should I try to get during my first trimester?
- What recommendations do you have concerning dental care?
- Do you recommend any travel limitations?
A new mom’s choice of a health care practitioner is crucial to her comfort level throughout pregnancy and beyond. One of the discussions a new mom typically has with her doctor is about how to best support her own nutritional needs and those of her baby.
During pregnancy, a new mom’s body requires higher levels of calcium, iron and folic acid.2 Nutrients like DHA and vitamin D are recommended for baby’s development, as well.2
The Prenate® Vitamin Family can help women fill nutritional gaps throughout every stage of pregnancy. Prenate Pixie® is a small but mighty prescription vitamin specially designed as a dietary supplement for pregnant women. Talk with your doctor about whether a prescription vitamin may be right for you.