Navigating Your First Prenatal Appointment: Insights from Dr. Renee Obey

Welcome to the beginning of a remarkable journey! Your first prenatal visit marks the start of a profound chapter in your life. At Summit Women’s & Wellness Medical Group in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, led by Dr. Renee Obey, we understand the excitement and questions that come with this experience. This comprehensive guide aims to prepare you for what to expect and how to make the most of your first prenatal appointment.

Preparing for Your First Visit

Before your appointment, gather any relevant medical records, including your family health history. It’s also helpful to jot down any questions or concerns you might have.

What Happens During the First Prenatal Visit?

  1. Medical History Review: We’ll discuss your personal and family medical history, including any previous pregnancies and your menstrual cycle.
  2. Physical Exam: This may include a general physical, pelvic exam, and possibly a Pap smear.
  3. Blood and Urine Tests: These are crucial for assessing your health and identifying any potential concerns.
  4. Ultrasound: Depending on your stage of pregnancy, an ultrasound might be performed to confirm the pregnancy and estimate the due date.

This initial appointment sets the foundation for your prenatal care. It’s about establishing a baseline for your health and the baby’s development and addressing any immediate concerns.

Discussions You Can Expect

  • Diet and Nutrition: We’ll talk about optimal nutrition and supplements, like folic acid, vital for your baby’s development.
  • Lifestyle Considerations: This covers exercise, work, travel, and any lifestyle adjustments you might need to make.
  • Pregnancy Do’s and Don’ts: We’ll discuss what to avoid and what to embrace during your pregnancy.
  • Symptoms and Concerns: Understanding what’s normal and what’s not can provide peace of mind.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Feel free to ask any questions. Common ones include:

  • What are the best dietary practices I should follow?
  • Are there any specific symptoms I should watch out for?
  • How can I manage common pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness?

Building a Support System

We emphasize creating a supportive environment:

  • Family Involvement: Encouraging partner or family involvement in your prenatal journey.
  • Community Resources: Information about local support groups and resources.

Local Support in Rancho Cucamonga

Our team at Summit Women’s & Wellness Medical Group is here to support you every step of the way. For any concerns or questions, reach out to us at 909-736-9091.

Our commitment extends beyond your appointments, ensuring you have access to resources and guidance whenever you need it. We invite you to be a part of our community, where we celebrate each milestone and provide compassionate care tailored to your unique journey.

Your Journey to Motherhood: A Personalized Approach

Your first prenatal visit is just the beginning. We’re here to support you in this beautiful and complex journey, offering expert care and guidance. Remember, at Summit Women’s & Wellness Medical Group, your health and the health of your baby are our top priorities.

Stay Connected with Dr. Renee Obey

For ongoing support throughout your pregnancy, consider scheduling regular check-ups with us. To learn more or to book your first prenatal appointment, contact Dr. Renee Obey at Summit Women’s & Wellness Medical Group, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, at 909-736-9091.


  1. “Prenatal Care.” American Pregnancy Association.
  2. “Your First Prenatal Visit.” March of Dimes.
  3. “Prenatal Care in Your First Trimester.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).