U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 45-year-old member asked:

what is the best way to schedule pregnancy check-ups around my work schedule?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
Pregnancy Priority: It sounds obvious but bringing a child into our lives is one of the biggest game changers. They become a priority and this begins before conception and definitely during your pregnancy. Inquire if your OB offers extended hours? If not, then discuss this with your employer about arriving a little late or leaving a little early so you can obtain consistent prenatal care.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends on your work: Most employers should allow you some leave way in getting care. Try to be the first in the morning so the doctor isn't behind and it's making you late. It all depends on your work.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to get out of bed while pregnant?

6 doctor answers17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Preventive Medicine 20 years experience
Take your time: Roll onto your side and move toward the side of the bed. Roll onto your bottom while hanging your feet over the side of the bed. Flex your feet and calves by pumping them up an down several times, this will help deliver some blood back up the heart and brain. Make sure you have something to hold while standing to remain steady. Start your day...
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the best schedule of doctors appointments in pregnancy?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Varies: Every doctor is different. Also it depends on whether or not you are high risk. In general for a low risk pregnancy you could be seen once a month until 7 months. You will be seen every 2 to 3 weeks after that until the last month of the pregnancy when you will be seen once a week.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the best foods to eat in pregnancy and why?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Plant based: Eat largely a plant based diet of unprocessed foods.....Why? Because the healthiest people on earth eat this way.
A 34-year-old member asked:

When is the best time to stop working while pregnant?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Is no "best" time: In an uncomplicated pregnancy, there is no reason you can't work up until you go into labor. If you experience preterm labor, significant bleeding or other complications, your doctor may restrict you earlier.
CA
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the best age to become pregnant?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Fertility age: The highest fertility is approximately between the ages of 18-32. There is a decline in fertility over time because of natural loss of eggs from both ovaries. The chance of pregnancy decreases dramatically by mid forties.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.