Prenatal Care

Routine prenatal care has been shown to improve the outcomes of pregnancy.  In fact, mothers who do not get prenatal care are three times as likely to have low birth weight babies and both fetal and infant mortality is five times higher among women who do not receive prenatal care.

Prenatal Care

Routine prenatal care has been shown to improve the outcomes of pregnancy.  In fact, mothers who do not get prenatal care are three times as likely to have low birth weight babies and both fetal and infant mortality is five times higher among women who do not receive prenatal care.

You should schedule your first obstetric appointment as soon as you discover that you have become pregnant. We will confirm your pregnancy and begin setting the foundation for healthy pregnancy. 

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I started going to Folsom obgyn at the beginning of my pregnancy. Not only is all the staff/doctors friendly and caring, they are also very well organized and provide excellent customer service. I’ve always felt comfortable with any questions or concerns and during my delivery felt overwhelming support from Dr. Cragun. During my delivery my babies cord was wrapped around her neck and although this is scary, I knew she was in good hands and would be okay. Dr Cragun handled things how every mom could only hope, fast and efficiently. Above average doctors office with above average staff and doctors, I absolutely will be recommending them.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Between Weeks 6-28:You’ll have an appointment once a month.
  • Between Weeks 28-36:You’ll start having appointments twice a month.
  • After week 36:You’ll have weekly appointments.

If your pregnancy is high-risk, which depends on factors like your age, weight, and other health problems or concerns, we may recommend more frequent prenatal visits to closely monitor your pregnancy.

During a routine prenatal checkup, we generally 

  • Check a urine sample for sugar and protein
  • Check your blood pressure, and weight
  • Check the fetal heart rate
  • Feel and measure your abdomen
  • Answer any questions or concerns you have
  • Other tests may be done to detect signs of possible health problems including infection, birth defects, gestational diabetes, or fetal distress.
  • A fetal ultrasound is generally scheduled around week 20. Other ultrasounds are done if questions arise about the fetus.

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