ObstetricsPrenatal Appointments

Prenatal appointments that fit into your schedule.

Life can be crazy. Between running around to different meetings and spending time with family and friends, we understand that finding time to attend prenatal appointments can be challenging. That’s why we’re proud to offer expecting moms with two customizable models of prenatal care to meet your scheduling needs.

Which model works best for you?

Traditional Model The Essential Eight Model
A good option for: any mom-to-be (including first-time mothers), patients who want to speak with a provider more frequently, or moms who would prefer to monitor progression on a more regular basis. A good option for: patients with busy lives and schedules, those who travel long distances to make each appointment or patients who have been through a pregnancy before. Equally as safe and effective as the traditional route, fewer appointments (8 in total) allow providers and patients to focus on the most important milestones in the pregnancy.
Includes the traditional 14 appointments with nurses, midwives and/or providers. Includes 8 appointments with a provider (1 in the first trimester, 2 in the second, and 5 in the third).
In the third trimester, visits are frequently once a week. All major milestones are covered, including hearing a fetal heart rate for the first time, the fetal survey (checking four chambers of the heart, all ten fingers and ten toes, etc.), and all crucial tests and results.
Ideal for mothers with high-risk pregnancies, diabetes, hypertension, or any major medical conditions. As always, you can schedule additional appointments on an as-needed basis.

What should you expect at your first appointment?

This appointment is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other while we review your medical history, conduct several baseline tests, and discuss what the next few months look like as the new life inside you begins to blossom.

From your very first visit to delivery day, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the warmth, comfort, and exceptional care here at every appointment.

During these times, we'll work together to answer any questions you may have, address any concerns, and above all, ensure your specific needs are taken into consideration—and that mom and baby are both happy and healthy!

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Meet your team!

Providers, and midwives, and doulas – oh yay! At Garrison, you’ll find comfort in knowing you have a team of talented OB experts with you every step of the way. Whether you choose to work with one or a combination of the three, get to know them here!

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Join the Pregnancy Circle

Hosted bi-weekly by our partner, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, the Pregnancy Circle is a safe place where mothers-to-be can begin building a community of supportive women to help guide them through their pregnancy journey. This is truly a community of women caring for women, in a non-clinical environment.

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Get your Pregnancy Guide

Lots of valuable resources and answers for your pregnancy all in one place! From approved medications, to which foods are okay to eat — and which to avoid. Check out our online Pregnancy Guide.