Prenatal Care

Take care of yourself and your baby by getting early prenatal care!

Prenatal Care

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care is the medical care you receive while you are pregnant.

Why is prenatal care important?

Prenatal care includes regular check-ups, ultrasounds and blood work to monitor your health and your baby’s development.

When does prenatal care begin?

You should start prenatal care as soon as you find out you’re pregnant.

How often are prenatal visits?

This will depend on your age and if there are any suspected complications or you have a high-risk pregnancy.

A usual prenatal care schedule for someone who is 18-35 and healthy:

  • Every 4-6 weeks for first 32 weeks
  • Every 2-3 weeks for 32-37 weeks
  • Every week from the 37th week until birth

Tips to ensure a healthy and full-term pregnancy

  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Take care of your emotional health
  • Remain physically active
  • Complete all prenatal care appointments

Need help finding a provider, getting insurance or need transportation? Contact Tasha LaViera, Community Health Worker at or 860.459.2842.

Maternity, OB/GYN, Prenatal

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    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
    540 Litchfield Street
    Main Building, Second Floor
    Torrington, CT 06790
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