If you’re in Florida, unplanned pregnancy help is just a phone call away. Facing something like this alone is never easy, but you don’t have to do this all by yourself. The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna M. Finney has helped hundreds of women navigate their pregnancy options, gain medical referrals, and if they choose to, place their baby for adoption in Florida.
What To Expect When Receiving Prenatal Care
In last week’s blog, we talked about how for women in Florida, unplanned pregnancy help and prenatal care is vital to the health of both the mother and the baby. We covered what prenatal care is, when a pregnant person should start receiving care and the duration of that care. This week, we’ll dive into what one can expect from the prenatal care appointments.
The First Appointment.
This appointment is often the longest of all prenatal visits. Your medical provider will use this first meeting to get to know you – your medical history, along with the medical history of the other parent and your family medical history. They’ll also do a routine check up, which typically includes a physical, as well as blood and urine testing. Your medical provider may also discuss your lifestyle, diet and any supplements/vitamins that may be helpful to you and your baby during the pregnancy.
The Follow Up Appointments.
Throughout your pregnancy, you’ll attend follow up appointments with your prenatal care provider. These are to make sure that your pregnancy is going well and that your baby is healthy and developing properly. Your medical provider may check your vitals – weight, blood pressure, the growth of your belly – and do things like listen to the fetal heartbeat or check the position of your fetus. These appointments are also a great opportunity for you to ask your prenatal care provider about anything you’re experiencing related to the pregnancy. There’s no “dumb questions,” and it’s always best to just ask!
Prenatal Testing Appointments.
Depending on your individual situation, risk factors and reported medical history, your prenatal care provider may suggest some prenatal testing. These tests are mostly just to make sure that you’re healthy and that your baby is developing normally. There are also tests that detect possible birth defects. The most common types of prenatal testing include: amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, and simple ultrasound.
Get Help Today.
In Florida, unplanned pregnancy help isn’t too hard to find. But if you need a referral for prenatal care, The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna M. Finney would be happy to help you with that too – no strings attached. We could easily refer you to a medical provider in your area, so that you can get the help you need today. Additionally, if you choose to make an adoption plan in Florida, unplanned pregnancy help and financial assistance is available to you at no cost, including prenatal care. These expenses will be covered by the adoptive family you choose for your baby, and it will be available to you during your pregnancy and up to six weeks after you give birth. Learn more about birth mother benefits.
No matter what you’re going through, or what your situation entails, The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna M. Finney can help. Feel free to reach out. Our team is here for you 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, each day of the week.