Your next doctor’s appointment

Approaching birth your doctor may check your cervix and the position of #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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