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Learn more
about your
prenatal care

Learn more
about your
prenatal care

Receiving quality and thorough prenatal care plays an essential role in the health of both you and your
baby. That’s why, at Downeast Ob/Gyn, we have made it our top priority to provide each of our patients
with a specialized approach to expert care. From conception to delivery and postpartum recovery, our
highly skilled experts are here to provide you with the safest, most advanced obstetrical care.

When Do I Schedule My First Appointment?

For the most accurate result, it is best to wait until at least the first day of your missed period to take a
pregnancy test. If your result is positive, please contact the office to schedule your first prenatal
appointment. The initial appointment is routinely scheduled at 8 weeks gestational age.

You may experience some of the following common symptoms:

  • Tender or swollen breasts
  • Fatigue
  • Increased urination
  • Nausea
  • Cramping

If you experience any of the following less common symptoms before your scheduled appointment,
please call the office directly:

  • Vaginal spotting
  • Extreme nausea and vomiting (unable to keep fluids down)
  • Pelvic pain or significant cramping

Frequently Asked Questions

How Often Will I Have Appointments?

What Medications Can I Take?

Dos and Don’ts in Pregnancy

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