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Questions to ask at your first prenatal appointment

Your very first prenatal appointment is here—exciting! With so much going on, it helps to have a list of pregnancy questions on hand to ask your healthcare provider.

5 mins to read Oct 23, 2020
  • Any risk of health problems or complications.
  • Your pregnancy diet. What to eat and what to avoid.
  • Pregnancy exercises and how much and what you should do.
  • Sex during pregnancy.
  • Travelling during pregnancy.
  • Beauty products. There may be things to avoid.
  • Sun safety during pregnancy.
  • Medications while pregnant. Take a list of any you are taking as there could be a few nono’s.
  • The best antenatal vitamins and supplements.
  • Antenatal classes. When do they start and where?
  • Pregnancy weight gain. What to expect on the scales and when?
  • Gestational diabetes (GDM)
  • Safe sleeping positions.
  • Common pregnancy symptoms and which ones call for medical attention.
  • Your birthing plan and when to start it.
  • Delivery options.
  • Pelvic floor exercises.
  • Maternity certificate, for when you go on maternity leave, depending on where you live.
  • Booking in your 12-week scan. See our checklist of Questions to ask at your 12-week scan to get prepared. [https://www.babyandme.nestle.co.za/prenatal/12-week-scan-questions]