Your First Prenatal Visit

The Physical Exam

During the physical exam, your doctor will measure your height, weight, and blood pressure. She will also check your:

  • Ears, eyes, nose, throat, and teeth
  • Thyroid and lymph nodes
  • Heart, lungs, breasts, back, and abdomen
  • Arms, legs, and skin

Your doctor will then do a pelvic exam to check your cervix, vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. This examination will enable your obstetrical care provider to evaluate the size of your uterus in relation to the date of your last period to be sure the pregnancy is progressing as it should.

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