Prenatal Care at Beautiful Beginning Birthing Center
To Assess the Well-Being of Mother and Baby Including:
- Measuring the mother’s belly
- Listening to baby’s heartbeat
- Weight, pulse and blood pressure
- Blood and lab work as needed
- Referral for ultrasounds as needed
At Beautiful Beginning Birth, we make it our goal to help you stay informed about health care topics related to your pregnancy and your baby. Prenatal appointments are similar to the appointments at a physician’s office but have additional time for discussion about diet, exercise, supplements and parenting topics to help prepare you for the decisions you will be making as a parent. We provide written hand-outs and resource lists to help answer common questions that arise during pregnancy and to facilitate your own research. We take the extra time to ensure that all of your questions are answered and that you and your baby are off to the right start.
Traditional prenatal care consists of monthly appointments for the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. At the 28 week mark, expectant mothers are seen every two weeks, then every week during the last month. During this time we help you prepare for birth and for how to care for your baby - bathing, diapering, nursing, and sleeping – as well as how to care for yourself during the postpartum period. Our focus is on helping you make the decisions about your care that are right for your family.