Your next doctor’s appointment

Approaching birth your doctor may check your cervix and the position of Your Baby inside your belly. Make sure you clear up any last questions about the costs, paperwork, pain relief options and other topics related to giving birth.

What to expect:

  • Your doctor may check your cervix if you seem to be close to labor.
  • You’ll do a urine test and get your blood pressure and weight checked.
  • Your doctor will listen to the baby’s heartbeat.
  • Your doctor will feel and measure your belly.
  • You may have a non-stress test.

What to ask:

  1. Can I see all the documents or contracts that I need to sign when the delivery process starts? 
  2. What are the costs of pain relief options or an emergency C-section?
  3. What should I do if I don’t feel the baby moving for a couple of hours?
  4. How long should I wait before coming to the hospital when labor starts?
  5. What is a bloody show, and how will I recognize it?
  6. Can my baby stay in the room with me after delivery?

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