The first consultation during pregnancy. How and in what time is

The first consultation with a gynecologist for suspected pregnancy is a responsible exercise. Readers are interested to know how the first consultation is taking place. Read about this on the pages of our site.

Terms and objectives of obtaining advice

It is advisable to receive a consultation two to four weeks after the delay of the last menstruation, that is, from 8 to 12 weeks of pregnancy. The consultation is designed to accurately determine the fact of pregnancy and collect the information that has for further medical supervision of the course of pregnancy.

The gynecologist gets acquainted with the pregnant woman, establishes contact with her, studies the medical history before pregnancy, performs a physical examination, asks for all tests and appoints additional tests. The doctor starts a card of the pregnant woman and enters there all the data: the date of the last menstruation, the pregnancy, the kind of childbirth, chronic diseases, etc. This allows the doctor to plan his further actions and predict the course of pregnancy in order to determine the possible negative situation in which he needs it help.

Physical examination

The first consultation during pregnancy includes a full physical examination to assess the possible presence of disorders and disorders that during pregnancy can cause complications. To this end, the expert examines the skin, mucous membranes, palpates the abdomen, listens to the heart and lungs. In addition, the doctor performs a gynecological examination on the gynecological chair using a special tool. Examine the external genitals, the vagina, the uterus is palpated, its size is determined, which allows not only to establish the fact of pregnancy, but also to detect pathologies that can interfere with pregnancy. The doctor also examines the mammary glands of a pregnant woman.

Such a thorough visual examination is necessary to identify risk factors during pregnancy, and in the future when repeated visits such a thorough examination will not be needed.

Recommendations of the doctor

In conclusion, the gynecologist gives the first advice and recommendations. Women should be taken into account, as the first trimester of pregnancy is the key, during which all precautions for fetal safety should be taken - excluding the use of medicines, radiation exposure, contract with various harmful substances, etc.

Mandatory analysis when registering for

A woman can register for pregnancy not only in her antenatal clinic, but also in any specialized paid medical institution. The list of necessary analyzes is as follows:

  • blood tests for AIDS, syphilis, hepatitis;

  • general and biochemical blood test;

  • determination of Rh factor and blood group;

  • smear from the vagina.

  • If there are indications, the doctor may prescribe additional tests:

  • on urogenital infections;

  • on hormones.

  • If it turns out that the pregnant woman has a positive Rh factor, and she is the most negative, she will have to take blood tests for antibodies every two weeks.

    The pregnant woman will also need to undergo an examination of the narrow specialists.