Early Pregnancy Visit*
Medical guidelines recommend beginning prenatal care at 8-12 weeks into pregnancy, but we are happy to see you earlier to:
- confirm your pregnancy
- assess cycle history for accuracy of pregnancy dating
- identify potential pregnancy concerns/risks
- provide education about your prenatal health
- review prenatal care options, including CenteringPregnancy® group prenatal care
- identify safe/unsafe medications during pregnancy
- schedule your first ultrasound, which typically happens around the 8th week of pregnancy
Medical reasons to schedule an early pregnancy visit include if you:
- have an existing medical condition
- have had prior problems with pregnancy or miscarriage
- have certain symptoms such as vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, or severe nausea/vomiting
*Early pregnancy visits are separate from established prenatal care coverage, and insurance coverage for early pregnancy visits varies. As a courtesy, we will file your insurance; patient cost share may include co-pay, deductibles, and/or co-insurance. Patients may wish to check with their insurance carrier for details on their specific plan and coverage. Click here for insurance carriers accepted at Reply.
Prenatal care at Reply begins with the “new ob visit.” New ob visits are scheduled around 8 weeks of pregnancy and typically include:
- full health history
- physical exam
- initial labwork
- ultrasound to confirm your due date
- review of options for individual or group (CenteringPregnancy®) prenatal care
- monitor your health and the health of your developing baby.
Monthly visits typically start around 12 weeks of pregnancy, with more frequent visits as your pregnancy moves into the third trimester. Reply offers traditional one-on-one prenatal care with our board-certified physicians, which may be needed for high-risk pregnancies.
We also offer CenteringPregnancy®, a unique group prenatal care program that we highly recommend for most of our patients. Centering produces better birth and pregnancy outcomes, as well as higher levels of patient satisfaction, than standard prenatal care.
CenteringPregnancy, also known as Centering, is an innovative care model that delivers prenatal care to pregnant women/couples in a group setting. Groups of 8-12 women/couples, with similar due dates, meet for 2-hour sessions instead of traditional 15-minute one-on-one visits.
In each session, women have a private, individual exam and discussion with their provider. Most of the appointment is then followed by a provider-led discussion focusing on topics of interest to all pregnant women.
Centering allows our clinicians to provide much more education than is possible in traditional visits. It also creates a peer support system that women love! Most importantly, Centering produces better birth and pregnancy outcomes as well as higher levels of patient satisfaction than standard prenatal care.