If you've decided to have a baby, the most important thing you can do is to take good care of yourself so you and your baby will be healthy.Girls who get the proper care and make the right choices have a very good chance of having healthy babies.He or she will also teach you to how to recognize the signs of possible problems during pregnancy (you might hear your doctor call problems "complications").
The doctor or nurse will measure your abdomen to keep track of the baby's growth.
After the baby's heartbeat can be heard with a special device, the doctor will listen for it at each visit.
The third trimester is from week 27 to the end of the pregnancy. Your doctor may also do blood tests, a urine test, and tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Doctors do this because some STDs can cause serious medical problems in newborns, so it's important to get treatment to protect the baby.
See a doctor as soon as possible after you find out you're pregnant to begin getting prenatal care (prenatal care is medical care during pregnancy).
The sooner you start to get medical care, the better the chances that you and your baby will be healthy.
A lot of the issues the doctor brings up could affect your baby's health.
Think of your doctor not just as someone who can help, but also as someone you can confide in about what's happening to you.
It can be difficult for adults to talk to their doctors about their bodies and even more difficult for teens to do so.