Your Pregnancy, Week 6

It's still early. So, you may be waiting a while to share your news with friends and family that you're having a baby. 

But as soon as you learn you’re pregnant, call your healthcare provider to schedule your first prenatal checkup. 

Usually, this visit happens at about 8 to 10 weeks after your last menstrual period. This will be the first of many visits throughout your pregnancy. Each is designed to keep a watch on your health and the growth and development of your baby. Use these checkups to ask questions and learn more about your pregnancy. If you haven't chosen a pregnancy healthcare provider yet, now is the time to make this decision.

Online Medical Reviewer: Bowers, Nancy, RN, BSN, MPHFoley, Maryann, RN, BSN

Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2016

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