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Is 20 weeks too late for my first ob appointment?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No

The earlier you seek prenatal care the better. If you have put off your first visit though now is the time.
It is never too late.

In brief: No

The earlier you seek prenatal care the better. If you have put off your first visit though now is the time.
It is never too late.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. George Kingsley III
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

But that doesn't mean you should not get prenatal care.
Being over 20 weeks means you've missed certain critical evaluations (such as early dating ultrasounds, avoiding medications that can cause birth defects, blood tests that look for down's syndrome and spina bifida). But better late than never - get care as soon as possible.

In brief: Yes

But that doesn't mean you should not get prenatal care.
Being over 20 weeks means you've missed certain critical evaluations (such as early dating ultrasounds, avoiding medications that can cause birth defects, blood tests that look for down's syndrome and spina bifida). But better late than never - get care as soon as possible.
Dr. George Kingsley III
Dr. George Kingsley III
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