Start your care early
Midwives strive to support you early in your pregnancy. Your first prenatal appointment ideally occurs by 8 weeks gestation. The ongoing visits are an opportunity to meet each other, answer your questions about pregnancy and midwifery care, assess physical, social and emotional health, and support you to connect with community resources. Your midwife will ask you about your health history, offer you a physical exam - including a Pap test, prenatal blood work and ultrasound.