You have a positive pregnancy test – now what?

by Sep 6, 2017Healthy Living0 comments

1) Come in for an outpatient pregnancy test

We like to have you come in for a urine pregnancy test so we can get you set up for the care you need right from the start!

No appointment needed – drop in at any AFM location Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – Noon and 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm.positive pregnancy test

While you’re here, we’ll give you information about scheduling your OB intake appointment.

2) OB Intake Appointment

Your initial OB visit will be with the OB educational nurse. This session is an essential part of your complete OB care package, where we will:

Gather information about your health and family history that could affect your pregnancy.
Provide you with current literature on how to have a healthy pregnancy including advice about medications, exercise, prenatal vitamins, immunizations, and diet.
Make sure you have ample time to ask questions.

Help you choose who you want your physician to be for your pregnancy. You will be able to choose from a wide variety of family practitioners at AFM that specialize in your care during pregnancy. He or she can deliver your baby and be a part of your family’s expanding healthcare needs.
Your physician will review this information prior to your next appointment.

What else should you know right now?

Medications

If you are taking any prescription or over the counter medications, please talk with your provider right away to make sure that these are safe during pregnancy.

Prenatal Vitamins

It is advisable to start taking prenatal vitamins as early in the pregnancy as possible. You can purchase these over the counter at your local pharmacy.

If you have any questions or concerns prior to your first appointment, please feel free to call us (at your regular AFM office). We also have expanded Urgent Care hours available to you on evenings and weekends.

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