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
- Increased urination
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