Prenatal Care

Prenatal care is the health care that you receive throughout your pregnancy. Medical evidence has shown that early prenatal care leads to fewer complications and healthier mothers and babies. A care team of physicians and advanced practice clinicians will provide you with the prenatal care for your individual needs.

We want you to be aware of the frequency of your OB visits and what will be involved at each visit, so you can plan accordingly. The frequency of your visits and/or ultrasounds may change depending on your medical needs.

Ultrasound to confirm viability and dating of pregnancy.

Visit with your physician to discuss past medical and family history, medications and genetic testing options available to you.

Routine blood tests will be drawn including: blood type (including Rh type, complete blood count, Rubella test, HIV test, syphilis test, Hepatitis B test, thyroid test. A urine screen will also be done.

Blood test will be drawn for women who chose and meet the criteria for non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS).

Ultrasound done for nuchal translucency (part of Sequential screen) or early fetal screening ultrasound (for women undergoing NIPS or who desire no genetic screening).

New OB visit with your physician which will include breast exam, pelvic exam, and Pap smear (if you are due). The physician will also listen for your baby's heartbeat. Blood test will be drawn for those who are choosing to do genetic screening.

**A weight, blood pressure, urine sample, measurement of belly (fundus) and baby's heartbeat will be obtained at the following visits:

Visit with physician/nurse practitioner
Blood test will be drawn for those who opted for genetic screening.

Fetal anatomic survey ultrasound
Visit with physician/nurse practitioner.

Gestational diabetes screening (1 hour glucose test) including blood draw
Visit with physician/nurse practitioner.

Consents for delivery/circumcision
Breast pump order form will be given & Lactation service discussed
Rhogam injection will be given if Rh Negative blood type
Visit with physician/nurse practitioner.

Visit with physician/nurse practitioner.

Tdap vaccine will be given (for those who consent to vaccine)
Visit with physician/nurse practitioner.

Visit with physician/nurse practitioner.

GBS screening will be done by vaginal/rectal culture
Visit with physician/nurse practitioner & cervical exam.

Visit with physician/nurse practitioner & cervical exam.

Servicing Patients From All Across Maine!


Coastal Women's Healthcare wants to improve women's healthcare throughout the state of Maine. We service patients from surrounding cities including, but not limited to:

  • Portland
  • South Portland
  • Yarmouth
  • Cape Elizabeth
  • Cumberland
  • Saco
  • Old Orchard
  • New Gloucester
  • Westbrook
  • Gorham
  • Freeport
  • Windham