Pregnancy Questions To Ask

First trimester: Questions to ask during prenatal appointments

You most likely have a lot of inquiries now that you are expecting. Pregnancy week 6 to week 8 is typically when you get your first prenatal appointment, making this the ideal time to get things resolved. And if you miss one, don’t panic; you’ll still get a prenatal appointment every month until week 28. To help you start your list, consider the following inquiries:

How much weight should I gain?
Are my prescription medications safe for pregnancy?
Am I at risk for any complications or conditions?
Which over-the-counter medications are safe?
Which prenatal vitamin do you recommend?
Which prenatal screenings do I need?
Is it safe to exercise?
What can I do, what should I avoid?
Can I have sex?
What should I eat and drink? What should I avoid?
Which symptoms are normal, which aren’t? When should I call you?
How can I relieve my pregnancy symptoms (fatigue, morning sickness)?
Can I call you if I have any questions or concerns?
Who will deliver my baby?
What are my delivery options?

Second trimester: Questions to ask during prenatal appointments

The second trimester is when things really pick up! If you haven’t already, you’re revealing your pregnancy, and your unborn child will start to develop significantly. Despite the changes of the second trimester, you probably have a lot of questions even while you’re feeling fantastic. You’re likely to have more questions for your doctor now that your body is altering even more. Here are some excellent questions to bring up during your prenatal sessions in the second trimester:

How is my child’s development?
What tests should I get done this trimester?
What is my projected delivery date?
How much weight should I be gaining?
What symptoms are normal? What symptoms are abnormal?
What complications can arise this trimester?
What kind of exercising can I do?
Is sex still safe?
When will I feel my baby move and kick? When will my partner feel it?
Is spotting normal in the second trimester?
Can I color my hair during the second trimester?
What should I be eating, and shouldn’t I be eating more?
What types of pain management will I have access to during labor?
When should I start sleeping on my side?
Are my prescription medications safe to continue taking?

Third trimester: Questions to ask during prenatal appointments

You’re so close to the arrival of the baby! Each week during the final 12 weeks of your pregnancy, both you and your unborn child will go through new changes. We are confident that you have 1,001 questions, all of which you should feel free to ask your OBGYN, midwife, or other healthcare professional at this time in your pregnancy. You might already be considering some of the inquiries on this list, some of which are excellent to bring up at your prenatal sessions in the third trimester:

Will you be there during my whole labor?
What happens if my water breaks in the middle of the night?
Will there be a nurse with me throughout my whole labor?
What support is available if I want to breastfeed?
What’s the difference between “baby blues” and post-partum depression (PPD?)
Every time I feel the baby move, it hurts. Is this normal?
Can we talk about my birth plan?
How likely is it that I’ll need a C-section?
How can I tell if I’m going into labor vs. false labor?
Is it normal that my hands and feet are swollen?

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First time pregnancy questions

8 questions all women have when pregnant for the first time

  • When will my first scan be? …
  • Is it okay to tell people? …
  • What food should I avoid? …
  • How often do I need to see the doctor? …
  • When will my bump show? …
  • When can I hear the heartbeat? …
  • When can I find out the sex of the baby? …
  • Can I continue exercising?

What questions should I ask my gynecologist when pregnant?

Top 6 Questions to Ask Your OB/GYN

  • Are there changes I should make to my diet? …
  • What foods should I avoid during pregnancy? …
  • How much weight should I expect to gain during my pregnancy? …
  • How much should I be exercising? …
  • Can I travel during my pregnancy? …
  • Will I be able to work throughout my pregnancy?

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