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Prenatal Care

Taking Care Of You And Your Baby Before Birth

Complete prenatal care services throughout your pregnancy. Prenatal care visits every 4 weeks up to 28 weeks, every 2 weeks from 28-36 weeks and then once a week until your baby’s birth.

 

Jamin and La Shel can provide complete prenatal care throughout your pregnancy. They make prenatal care visits every four weeks up to 28 weeks, every two weeks from 28 to 36 weeks, and once a week until your baby’s birth. Studies have shown that the more you know and trust your midwife or caregiver, the better prepared you’ll be for labor.

 

Your first visit generally lasts about two hours. During this most important first visit, they will discuss your medical history, conduct a complete physical examination, and provide nutrition, lifestyle and exercise advice for a healthy pregnancy. The follow-up visits usually last about one hour. Routinely at each visit they will check your weight, blood pressure, urine for protein and glucose, fundal height measurement  and fetal auscultation and palpation (for position and activity).

 

All laboratory work can be completed by the midwives, including but not limited to:

  • • Complete blood count (cbc)

  • • Blood type and Rh factor

  • • RPR screening (blood test for syphilis)

  • • Rubella antibody titre

  • • Urinalysis

  • • Pap smear

  • • Genetic screening

  • • HIV screening

  • • Gonorrhea and Chlamydia cultures

  • • Glucose screening (26-28 weeks)

  • • Group B streptococcus culture (near term)

  • • Ultrasounds are available throughout the pregnancy

At 36 weeks, they will conduct a complete prenatal care visit at your home. They will review birth supplies and discuss the sequence of events leading up to your home birth.


Throughout your pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum care, you will have decisions to make regarding medical procedures and tests. Jamin and La Shel will help insure you are informed and educated every step of the way.