What to Expect at Your First Prenatal Appointment

Your first prenatal appointment is full of different emotions, especially if you become a mom for the first time!  Everything is new to you.

First, you wondered if you were pregnant, then you took a pregnancy test, and the test came out positive!

And now you are at your first prenatal visit, and it’s all becoming so real!

Don’t worry; I got you covered with what to expect at your first prenatal appointment at six weeks pregnant.

As a disclaimer, I am not a doctor or a trained professional in this field. I am simply a first-time mom that had so many questions during my pregnancy. Therefore, I would like to share everything I have learned with other first-time moms so that they have an idea of what to expect every step of the way.

Let’s get into Your First Prenatal Appointment!

When I first went to my prenatal appointment, I was six weeks pregnant. I had this appointment booked two months in advance for an annual pap smear with a new doctor because of her great reviews.

When I went to the appointment, they asked me what brought me in?

I stated that I had taken two home pregnancy tests and tested positive. They asked me for a urine sample, and my pregnancy test came out positive.

They then asked me questions like:

1) If this was my first pregnancy?

2) Did I ever have an abortion?

3) My medical history

4) family medical history

5) If I smoke? If yes, How often?

6) If I drank Alcohol? If yes, How often?

7) If Charlie (hubby) or I had family members with down syndrome?

And a few other questions I can’t remember because I was so nervous (lol). 


My doctor told me the sonographer (the person who does the sonogram) would conduct a Transvaginal ultrasound. This is when they insert a wand (penis-like lol) into your vagina to see the fetus. They do a transvaginal ultrasound because the fetus is too small to be seen through a traditional abdominal ultrasound. 

My doctor warned me that it was still too early in the pregnancy to see anything on the ultrasound at six weeks. Usually, they wait until “mom” is 7 to 8 weeks pregnant. The doctor was right; they weren’t able to see anything in the uterus yet. The doctor told me to come back at 7-8 weeks pregnant to check the pregnancy’s progress. 

My doctor also warned me not to be discouraged if for any reason, the pregnancy does not progress or if I had a miscarriage because it happens in first-time moms and pregnancy’s in general.

I won’t lie, this information scared me!

I told myself not to get attached to this pregnancy. But of course, a small part of me was already making plans with this baby growing inside of me.

I didn’t talk to anyone about my pregnancy during this time because, in my mind, I thought I would be that woman that would miscarry. 

I know this is very negative of me, but I was already so scared of being pregnant. I thought my life was over, and since I got pregnant on the first try, I thought this was way too good to be true.  

What I should have been thinking was, My body is so amazing that it created life! This is a blessing!

Charlie told me that everything would be ok. Whatever is for me will be for me. All we could do is take it one day at a time and stay positive!

If this sounds like you, then shift your mind to positive thoughts. Don’t let fear get in the way of you enjoying this blessing growing inside of you.

You have nine months to take it all in!

You’re going to be a mom!!

See you on the next post: 8 Weeks Prenatal Visit!

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