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First Trimester | Weeks 1-14

What to Expect

  • Your health provider will ask about any medical problems, previous surgeries or complications with previous pregnancies
  • You’ll have an initial ultrasound, blood work and fetal screening tests, if needed

Medical Monitoring


  • Confirms the health of you and your baby
  • Confirms your due date

Lab work

At your first OB visit, your provider will draw blood to check for:

  • CBC (complete blood count)
  • Your specific blood type
  • Antibodies for other blood types
  • RPR test for syphilis
  • Hepatitis B
  • HIV
  • Rubella and Varicella antibodies
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
  • Hemoglobin A1C, if applicable
  • Pregnancy-related diabetes (gestational diabetes), if applicable

Fetal screening

  • We offer several optional tests to screen the baby for the most common chromosomal abnormalities
  • Ask your provider about specific concerns

Common Symptoms

  • Nausea and vomiting (may need treatment)
  • Pelvic cramping or discomfort
  • Light vaginal bleeding
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Breast tenderness

When to Contact Your Provider

  • If you have any abnormal symptoms, please contact us right away
  • Bleeding and cramping can be normal in the first trimester, but need to be monitored to be safe
  • If you are bleeding or cramping, please call any of the practice phone numbers
  • You will be immediately directed to a member of our triage team