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

  1. What screenings or tests should I expect during my next few appointments?
  2. Do I have an increased risk of any specific conditions or complications?
  3. Do the prescription medications I take increase the risk of any specific conditions or complications?
  4. Are there any over-the-counter medications I should avoid?
  5. Are there any foods or drinks I should avoid?
  6. What are my options for prenatal vitamins?
  7. What is a normal blood pressure range?
  8. What’s a healthy weight range for my height and body type?
  9. How much weight should I gain each trimester?
  10. What physical symptoms are causes for concern?
  11. How will I know if I should call you with a concern about a physical symptom I’m experiencing?
  12. How can I reach you after hours?
  13. What position is best for sleep?
  14. What symptoms are normal, and how can I best manage them?
  15. When you aren’t available to provide care, who will I see instead?
  16. Are there any miscarriage precautions that apply to my situation I should know about?
  17. At what interval will I see you throughout my pregnancy?
  18. How much exercise should I try to get during my first trimester?
  19. What recommendations do you have concerning dental care?
  20. 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.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

WARNING: Ingestion of more than 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids (such as DHA) per day has been shown to have potential antithrombotic effects, including an increased bleeding time and International Normalized Ratio (INR). Administration of omega-3 fatty acids should be avoided in patients taking anticoagulants and in those known to have an inherited or acquired predisposition to bleeding.

This site and its contents are an information resource only, and are neither intended to nor should be used in replacement of your doctor or other prescribing professional’s medical guidance, recommendations or advice. Neither this site nor its information should be used or relied upon for any diagnostic, medical, treatment, nutritional or other purpose. All aspects of pregnancy, including whether pregnancy is right for you, and the nourishment and care of your child, should be made with your doctor and other appropriate medical professional, and in consideration of your and your child’s particular medical history. Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Avion”) makes no representation, warranty or other undertaking that this site or its information are appropriate for you or your child’s specific needs or issues, and further expressly disclaims all damages, losses, injuries or liability whatsoever incurred or alleged to have been incurred in consequence of your reliance on the information on this site. Avion does not endorse any test, procedure, treatment, remedy, therapy, cure, nutritional regimen, method or other activity or undertaking that you and/or your doctor or other medical professional may elect or recommend. By visiting this site you agree to these terms and conditions and acknowledge that you have read and understand the same. These terms and conditions, together with any information on this site, may be amended, restated or otherwise changed from time to time and at any time by Avion within the sole, absolute and uncontrolled exercise of its discretion. You acknowledge and agree that Avion has no duty or obligation to keep you informed of any amendments to, restatements of or other changes to these terms and conditions or this site, and that you are solely and exclusively responsible for apprising yourself of the same.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

WARNING: Ingestion of more than 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids (such as DHA) per day has been shown to have potential antithrombotic effects, including an increased bleeding time and International Normalized Ratio (INR). Administration of omega-3 fatty acids should be avoided in patients taking anticoagulants and in those known to have an inherited or acquired predisposition to bleeding.

This site and its contents are an information resource only, and are neither intended to nor should be used in replacement of your doctor or other prescribing professional’s medical guidance, recommendations or advice. Neither this site nor its information should be used or relied upon for any diagnostic, medical, treatment, nutritional or other purpose. All aspects of pregnancy, including whether pregnancy is right for you, and the nourishment and care of your child, should be made with your doctor and other appropriate medical professional, and in consideration of your and your child’s particular medical history. Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Avion”) makes no representation, warranty or other undertaking that this site or its information are appropriate for you or your child’s specific needs or issues, and further expressly disclaims all damages, losses, injuries or liability whatsoever incurred or alleged to have been incurred in consequence of your reliance on the information on this site. Avion does not endorse any test, procedure, treatment, remedy, therapy, cure, nutritional regimen, method or other activity or undertaking that you and/or your doctor or other medical professional may elect or recommend. By visiting this site you agree to these terms and conditions and acknowledge that you have read and understand the same. These terms and conditions, together with any information on this site, may be amended, restated or otherwise changed from time to time and at any time by Avion within the sole, absolute and uncontrolled exercise of its discretion. You acknowledge and agree that Avion has no duty or obligation to keep you informed of any amendments to, restatements of or other changes to these terms and conditions or this site, and that you are solely and exclusively responsible for apprising yourself of the same.

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