Pregnancy is an important time for any woman – especially when it comes to your health as well as the baby’s. There are a whole range of medical professionals that a pregnant woman may deal with during the 40 weeks of pregnancy, depending on how the pregnancy is going and her level of health cover. Keep reading to find out some of the people you will probably see during your pregnancy as well as what to expect from your doctor in each trimester.
Types of Pregnancies
Low Risk – Most pregnancies are considered low risk as long as the mother has a reasonably healthy medical history. For a low risk pregnancy you can expect to see doctors and other medical personnel as listed in the trimester guide.
High Risk – A high risk pregnancy is classified as one where the mother has any type of illness, multiple pregnancy, a history of medical problems, or a history of preterm births or miscarriages. In cases of a high risk pregnancy the mother will see medical professionals more often and also undergo more tests to monitor her health and the baby’s.1 | 2 | 3