First Prenatal Visit Checklist
At your first prenatal visit, the nurse will review the appointments and tests that you need to schedule:
1. Have your labs drawn within two weeks
The lab you choose will depend on your insurance:
Abington – Jefferson Health Laboratory Draw Sites
Abington has laboratory draw sites at various locations at Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health, Abington – Lansdale Hospital, Abington Health Center – Willow Grove, Abington Health Center – Warminster, Abington Health Center – Blue Bell and more.
2. Schedule your next visit in four weeks.
3. Schedule an ultrasound between six and 10 weeks, unless otherwise specified.
The facility you choose will depend on your insurance. If you have a PPO, it is best to schedule your ultrasound at our Horsham office. If you have an HMO and your primary care provider is not affiliated with Abington, you will need to contact the primary care physician, establish where they send patients for radiology studies and then call 215-657-8430, extension four to speak with a nurse.
Abington OB/GYN Associates – Horsham Office: Call 215-215-657-8430
Abington – Jefferson Health: Call 215-481-EXAM (3926).
Ultrasounds can be performed at various Abington locations including Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health, Abington – Lansdale Hospital, Abington Health Center – Willow Grove, Abington Health Center – Warminster, and Abington Health Center – Blue Bell.
4. Schedule the Sequential Screen test between 10 weeks and five days and 13 weeks and six days. This test is optional.
The Sequential Screen is an optional screening test used to screen for various conditions, including Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18 and neural tube defects. The test is performed at the Abington Fetal Diagnostic Center located in the Levy Medical Plaza at 1245 Old York Road, Suite 119 (across from Abington Hospital.) The Levy Medical Plaza is accessible from Abington Hospital via the Levy Link. Please call 215-481-4944 to schedule an appointment. Please note: due to the heavy call volume, it may take up to 48 hours to receive a return call from the office. Please call to schedule this appointment as far in advance as possible.
There are further testing options available for those women who will be over 35 years of age on their due date. Please call the office at 215-657-8430 with any questions.
5. To complete the sequential screen, blood should be drawn again between 16 and 18 weeks.
6. Complete the registration packet and return to Abington Hospital by 20 weeks.
7. Any additional assignments particular to your pregnancy.