Your health care provider will ask questions about your symptoms and may wish to perform a physical examination. The confirmation of pregnancy is usually done with a blood or urine test and/or an ultrasound.
During your initial prenatal visit, your doctor will assess your health and record all details in your file including your pregnancy history, family history, known medical disorders, any medications that you may be taking, findings of your physical exam, blood pressure, weight etc. You may be directed to undergo regular blood and urine tests throughout your pregnancy to evaluate your health and to screen for infections and diseases. Routine ultrasounds are conducted to monitor the baby’s growth and progress, and any indication of risks.