You are pregnant! You have so many questions, but one of the first ones you'll have is what to bring with you when you go for your first obstetric appointment. Here are some things that can help make the experience a little less stressful - and more productive - for both you and your doctor.
What To Bring To Your First Obstetric Appointment
The first thing to bring with you to your first obstetric appointment is your prenatal record. This is called a "patient information" form, and you'll get it when your doctor's office calls to schedule an appointment for you.
List of Medications
The second item to bring with you to your first obstetric appointment is a list of any medications - prescription or over-the-counter - that you take regularly. If there's a possibility that these could interfere with your pregnancy, it is vital for both the doctor and you to know about them in advance so they can be adjusted accordingly.
The third thing that should come along when you go to see your OB/GYN for your first obstetric appointment is a list of all the questions you have. If this isn't something that feels comfortable to do, it's okay - just bring any notes or lists that were made about important topics so you don't forget them during the visit!
A Comfortable Bag
The fourth thing to bring with you to your first obstetric appointment is a bag that is easy to carry and doesn't take up too much space. This will be needed for all those items like your prenatal record, list of medications, and questions/notes - as well as any personal belongings such as a jacket or purse.
It is such a joyous and exciting time in life when you're pregnant with your first child. However, it can be scary and confusing too. By having these items with you for your first obstetric appointment, you'll set yourself up to have a positive experience that gives all the information you need to take care of both yourself and your baby! Contact our office today to schedule your appointment or ask questions.