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Caring for the Women of Southwest Florida
Naples Women's center is focused on reproductive and sexual health care, education, and advocacy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer. The cervix is the opening to the uterus and is located at the top of the vagina. Screening includes cervical cytology (also called the Pap test or Pap smear) and, for some women, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV).
- Pap smears are not recommended before the age of 21. Routine pap smear is recommended every 3 years for women ages 21-30. And every 3-5 years for women over the age of 30.
How often will I be seen in the office for prenatal visits? Below schedule is for an uncomplicated, low risk pregnancy. High-risk pregnancies may involve more regular visits and additional testing at the office or in the hospital. This will be determined with your provider.
- 8 weeks, first visit
- Every 4 weeks from 8 weeks to 32 weeks, monitoring growth and changes
- Around 20 weeks, you will have a thorough anatomical ultrasound of the baby (ask about our 3D ultrasound!)
- 24-28 weeks you will have a glucola (blood sugar) test for gestational diabetes
- Every 2 weeks from 32-36 weeks
- Every 1 week from 36 weeks to delivery
Call our regular phone number – (239)513-1992 – your call will be connected to our 24-hour answering service. There is always a physician on-call to handle urgent matters for our pregnant patients and patients who have recently had surgery. We do not refill medicines after hours.