First Trimester

Weeks 6-13

What is happening to me?

You may be experiencing some of the following signs and symptoms of pregnancy. Please refer to COMMON PREGNANCY DISCOMFORTS for helpful suggestions.

  • Missed period
  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn
  • Food aversions and/or cravings
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Breast tenderness and enlargement
  • Frequent urination

During these early weeks you may not have even known you were pregnant. At the end of your first month, your baby is smaller than a grain of rice! In the second month your baby’s major organs and facial features begin to develop. By the end of the third month your baby will weigh around an ounce and can open and close its fists and mouth.

Warning signs

Please call our office immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Bleeding
  • Severe cramping or pain
  • Trauma or injury to the abdomen

Initial OB Appointment- 7-12 weeks

For many people this will be your longest appointment in our office, you will be with us for several hours to accomplish the following

  • Ultrasound

  • Measurements
  • Estimate your delivery date
  • Confirm the heart beat
  • Appointment

  • Scheduled with the nurse and provider
  • Complete health history
  • Educational information about elective genetic testing (link)
  • Answer your questions
  • Physical exam
  • Lab-

  • Blood Type
  • Antibody Screen
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Rubella
  • RPR
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV
  • Urine culture
  • Others as deemed necessary by your provider

Additional first trimester appointments

  • Provider will discuss your results from the initial appointment
  • Listen to fetal heartbeat with a doppler