Prenatal care is the health care you get while you are pregnant. At Obria Medical Clinics we’re here to offer you a high-quality experience as we walk alongside you with dignity, respect, educational health resources, and support to better take care of yourself and your baby.
It is important to receive prenatal care early in your pregnancy to ensure the health of you and your baby. Obria also wants to hear about your preferences and concerns about pregnancy, It’s a marathon not a sprint.
Start your marathon with Obria. During your visits, the obstetrician (OB-GYN) or nurse Practitioner will order lab work, perform a urinalysis, physical exam, and an ultrasound if necessary. They will also educate you on managing a healthy pregnancy.
Obria staff is committed to providing you with high-quality care, without pressuring you. It’s your pregnancy, let us walk alongside you.
What to Expect at your First Pre-Natal Visit
As soon as you think you’re pregnant, schedule your first prenatal appointment. It is typically scheduled around 8 weeks after your LMP (last menstrual period). At your first visit, Obria staff will confirm the viability of your pregnancy. This pregnancy verification is the official document that serves as the proof of pregnancy for insurance companies, community agencies that provide services like the nutrition, and/or your employer.
Preparing for your visit
- Please bring your photo ID.
- Your support person is welcome to come with you to your appointment whether it be a significant other, friend, or family member.
- Getting an ultrasound can be an important next step at Obria Medical Clinics limited obstetrical ultrasounds are performed to confirm pregnancy, if possible, detect fetal heartbeat, determine fetal age, determine due date, and determine the location of pregnancy (intrauterine/ectopic).
Your medical history will be recorded
To give Obria staff clues about any risk factors that may affect your pregnancy. We will ask you a about history of family members, your personal and sexual history.
Some questions you may be asked:
- Your menstrual cycle, gynecological history, and any previous pregnancies
- Your past surgeries
- Exposure to potentially toxic substances or contagious diseases
- Medication use, including prescription and over-the-counter medications or supplements
- Your lifestyle, including your use of tobacco, alcohol and caffeine
- Travel to areas where malaria, tuberculosis, the Zika virus or other infectious diseases are common
Obria strives to be significantly better in regard to the care we offer our patients. We will provide you with a safe place to discuss safety, sensitive issues, such as domestic abuse, abortion or past drug use, too. We want to provide you with an expert level of care, that is confidential, respectful and allows you to feel empowered and cared for.
- Physical exam
Obria staff will check your weight, blood pressure, heart, lungs, and breast.
- Lab tests
At your first prenatal visit, blood tests might be done as well.