prenatal tests

Your First Prenatal Appointment

Sometime between 6 and 10 weeks of pregnancy you will likely have your first prenatal appointment. You may be feeling anxious, excited, or just plain curious. Your initial appointment is quite often the lengthiest appointment of your pregnancy. What should you expect? What questions will your doctor or midwife have for you? What questions should you have for him or her? » Read more

Non Stress Test

A prenatal screening tool used to help monitor the fetus’s condition is called a non stress test. The procedure is called a non-stress test because it causes no harm to the baby. » Read more

40 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Woohoo ladies, for those of you remaining, you are forty weeks now. Most women give birth by their due date but it is perfectly normal to go as long as two weeks past your estimated due date. Actually, as many as ten percent of pregnancies go past 42 weeks. So if you are still hanging around reading our newsletter, don’t despair, you are not alone. » Read more