At this first visit we'll be doing several things including:
- Reviewing your APM Health Record
- Going over paperwork (Informed Consents, Financial Agreements and payment arrangements, Insurance, MANA stats, etc)
- Detailed Medical History
- Physical exam
- Well woman visit (if needed)
- Laboratory testing (if needed)
- Creating a plan for your healthy pregnancy
Please allow 1 to 1 1/2 hours for this depending on your needs.
Creating your APM Health Record
At least 72 hours prior to your initial visit, complete the client registration using our client portal. This gives the midwife time to review your history. When you come in for your first visit you can complete the process by taking your photo and providing verification of your insurance cards and drivers license.
Going over paperwork (Informed Consents, Financial Agreements and payment arrangements, Insurance, MANA stats, etc). Deanna or one of our staff will go over all these forms with you. This should take about 30 minutes.
Detailed Medical History
Our midwifery staff will review your health and medical history with you, get clarifications and answer questions. Review can take 20-40 minutes depending on your history.
This midwife will do a complete head-to-toe physical exam; checking blood pressure, listening to your heart and lungs, and assessing everything from your thyroid to your back and hips (first steps in our Spinning Babies and Posterior Baby Prevention!). We'll listen for a baby heartbeat if you're far enough along. This usually takes 15 minutes
Well woman visit
Our midwife will do a pelvic and breast exam, obtain a genital culture and do a pap smear if needed. If these things have already been done by a previous provider, they will not be repeated. Add 15 minutes.
Laboratory testing (if needed)
If this is your first pregnancy visit, we'll need to draw blood for a prenatal pane and get a urine sample. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids prior to your appointment to make this easier for you. Allow an additional 10 minutes for lab work.
Creating a plan for your healthy pregnancy
You'll leave with loads of information about your pregnancy including supplements, lab and ultrasound, nutrition, exercise , childbirth classes, massage therapy and stress reduction. Our goal is to help keep you as healthy and low-risk as possible! Allow 5-10 minutes.
Schedule your follow-up visit and you're now part of the APM family!