You're Pregnant - Now What?

You’re pregnant - Now What?  Well, at least that's what your over-the-counter pregnancy test says, but WakeMed understands what an emotional and exciting time this is for you and your growing family. Who wants to wait 8-12 weeks to see a provider and start planning for your prenatal health?

That's why WakeMed will see you NOW - Not 8 weeks from now! We want to be your trusted care team from now – in early pregnancy – all the way to the moment of birth and beyond. We look forward to caring for you and your growing family.

 

What to Expect During
Your Early Pregnancy Visit

Receive a confirmation
pregnancy test

Establish a relationship
with a provider so you can
contact us with questions

Learn about prenatal care,
nutrition & medications
safe in pregnancy

Schedule your future
pregnancy visits & ultrasound

 

 

About Us

WakeMed Physician Practices – Obstetrics & Gynecology's team of exceptional, caring providers knows that your first prenatal visit is incredibly important for the health of you and your baby. Plus, most of us would prefer confirmation and advice from a trained medical professional – rather than from a home pregnancy test and the internet.

We'll See You Now!

That's why WakeMed will see you NOW. We want to be your trusted care team from now – in early pregnancy – all the way to the moment of birth and beyond. We look forward to caring for you and your growing family.

Early Pregnancy Visit – Less Than 8 Weeks Pregnant

At WakeMed, we know pregnancy starts before your first ultrasound. That’s why we offer a new Early Pregnancy Visit for women who are (estimated) less than 8 weeks pregnant.

During Your Early Pregnancy Visit, You Will:

  • Receive a confirmation pregnancy test (if required)
  • Establish a relationship with a provider to ask questions and discuss prenatal care including:
    • Nutrition
    • Medications safe during pregnancy
    • When to schedule your initial ultrasound and physical exam
    • How to contact us if you have questions or concerns

Then, once you are past the 8 week point in your pregnancy, we’ll move onto the New Pregnancy Visit.

New Pregnancy Visit – More Than 8 Weeks Pregnant

Note: Prior to this visit, we will contact you to discuss your medical history and schedule your first ultrasound.

Regular prenatal care is very important for both your health and your baby's health. During the New Pregnancy Visit , your will:

  • Receive a complete physical exam
  • Determine estimated due date
  • Meet with a provider to ask questions and discuss your care, including:
    • Nutrition
    • Medications safe during pregnancy
    • Labor & delivery options