Prenatal Care

When you’re having a baby, you want the best prenatal care. Getting started is as simple as coming to Bay Area Birth Center for a pregnancy test!

prenatal exam with Jackie Griggs, nurse-midwife at Bay Area Birth CenterPersonal care and attention for your unique pregnancy

When you choose a  midwife for your prenatal care, she spends 30-45 minutes with you at each appointment, in a relaxed and comfortable manner that gives her time to listen to your concerns. She also:

  • Checks your blood pressure and weight gain
  • Discusses your nutrition and activities
  • Checks your baby’s growth, position and heart rate
  • Obtains a blood sample for testing, as needed

The purpose of prenatal care is to identify problems that can be prevented, and your nurse-midwife follows procedures similar to the obstetrical care you’d receive from an OB/GYN or anywhere else. At Bay Area Birth Center, every expectant mother enjoys personal care and attention supporting her journey through this unique pregnancy.

Getting ready for your first appointment?

Initial appointments usually take 1-2 hours as we will need this time for completion of necessary new patient forms, lab work, and reviewing your medical history.

Download the following prenatal paperwork so you can complete and print it at your leisure before coming in. Please note, you will only be able to print your answers, so print a copy for yourself, if you like:

Read about Birth Services and Well Woman Care available at Bay Area Birth Center.