Why Prenatal Visits Are So Important

By Stacey Feintuch
Reviewed by Alyssa Quimby, M.D.
May 18, 2023

Maybe you feel fine. Or you’re busy. Or your doctor’s office is far away. Or you don’t love going there. But there’s no good reason to skip prenatal visits. They’re important for your health and your baby’s health too.

As early as possible in your pregnancy, you should find a doctor or midwife to provide your prenatal care. They’ll give you a schedule of prenatal visits to follow, based on your health history.

It’s important to follow that schedule closely throughout your pregnancy. There are a few reasons regular prenatal care is good for you and your baby.