The first trimester is an exciting yet scary time for many moms-to-be. High Desert women who have just found out that they are expecting are likely to have a lot on their mind, including questions about their prenatal care and doctor’s appointments. At Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN, we have most of our patients come schedule their first prenatal visit between 8-10 weeks gestation. In some cases, some Victorville patients may be asked to make an appointment sooner if they have had fertility issues or pregnancy problems in the past.

What Can I Expect From my Prenatal Care During the First Trimester?

Your first appointment will be a longer appointment with the doctor.

The average pregnant woman will visit the doctor's office every four weeks during the first trimester.

Genetic testing is also available during the first trimester.

During the first trimester, women can expect to feel a lot different than they did prior to becoming pregnant. Symptoms can include, but are not limited to, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, food aversions, and tender breasts. Small, frequent and nutritious meals can help women fight the symptoms of pregnancy, and plenty of rest is recommended. All women should begin taking a prenatal vitamin as soon as they find out they are expecting a baby.

Women who experience spotting, bleeding, or cramping during the first trimester should contact us at Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN for more information. Also contact the doctor’s office if you have a fever, pain with urination, chills, or abnormal vaginal discharge.