During her pregnancy, a woman should see her doctor about once each month for the first six months of pregnancy, then every two weeks for the seventh and eighth month of pregnancy, and then every week until her baby is born. However, if a woman is over 35 or has a pregnancy with high risks due to health problems, she would probably have to see her doctor more often.
During prenatal visits, the practitioner will start by asking the pregnant woman how she was feeling and whether she has any …show more content…
Natural childbirth is not an option when there is a problem with the mother or the child, when the mother is not able to push the child through the canal, when there is a disease that can affect the baby while crossing through the birth canal (for example, herpes, toxoplasmosis, HIV), when the baby has a very small umbilical cord or if the baby is choking inside with it (since the cord could get coiled), when the woman’s pelvis is too narrow for the baby’s head to fit and the baby cannot come out, and when a previous C-section has been done.
A cesarean section is necessary when labor is slow and hard or stops completely, when the baby shows signs of distress (such as a very fast or slow heart rate), when there is a problem with the placenta or umbilical cord putting the baby at risk, when the baby is too big to be delivered vaginally, when the