As a member of Network Health, you can get an OB/GYN checkup once a year. Your PCP can provide this checkup, or you may choose to see an OB/GYN. Your yearly checkup is a good time to ask any questions and learn more about your health.
Before you get pregnant
Ideally, you should start planning for a pregnancy even before you’re expecting. Planning ahead can lessen the chances of birth defects and other pregnancy-related problems. During your appointment, your doctor may:
- Ask about your family and medical history
- Check for TB (tuberculosis), AIDS, rubella, immunizations, and sexually transmitted infections, and do a
- Ask about domestic violence and alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
- Give you ideas on how to improve your health and safety, like using seat belts, getting exercise, quitting smoking, and improving your diet
- Talk to you about taking prenatal vitamins, including folic acid