Prenatal Care Visits in Colorado Springs, CO

Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology

 Regular prenatal visits with your OBGYN are important to monitor your health and your baby’s health. The frequency of prenatal visits depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy and any known health conditions.

Dr. Jack Tubbs is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist at Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology in Colorado Springs, CO. Learn more about prenatal visits and schedule your appointment today.


 About Prenatal Visits

 Your first prenatal visit should be scheduled as soon as you think you are pregnant. As the pregnancy progresses, prenatal checkups will happen more regularly and may include special tests.

 A typical schedule for prenatal checkups is:

  • Between Weeks 4-28. You’ll have an appointment once a month.
  • Between Weeks 28-36. You’ll start having appointments twice a month.
  • After week 36. You’ll have weekly appointments.

 If your pregnancy is high-risk, which depends on factors like the patient’s age, weight, and other health problems or concerns, Dr. Tubbs may recommend more frequent prenatal visits to closely monitor your pregnancy.

 What to Expect During Your Prenatal Visit

 During a prenatal checkup, Dr. Tubbs may:

  • Get a urine sample
  • Review medical history
  • Check blood pressure, weight, and height
  • Check stress level and lifestyle habits
  • Perform blood tests
  • Check the fetal heart rate
  • Feel and measure the patient’s abdomen
  • Take a fetal ultrasound 
  • Answer any questions or concerns the patient has

 Other tests may be done to test to detect signs of possible health problems including infection,birth defects, gestational diabetes, or fetal distress.

Contact Associates in Obstetrics and Gynecology to schedule a prenatal checkup or your first prenatal appointment if you think you are pregnant.