Preventive Care Plans and Guidelines

Guidelines for Pregnancy

The following recommendations are categorized for “men” and “women,” and are driven by biological sex (male and female) rather than gender identity. Meet with your doctor to determine which recommendations best apply to you based on individual factors, such as your sex assigned at birth and current anatomy.1


First 12 weeks

  • Depression and suicide risk (during and after pregnancy)
  • Hematocrit/hemoglobin (Blood count)
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rubella immunity
  • RH(D) blood type and antibody testing
  • Syphilis
  • Urinalysis

24 weeks

  • RH(D) blood type and antibody testing (If necessary)
  • Gestational diabetes

28 weeks

  • RH(D) blood type and antibody testing (If necessary)

Confirm with doctor

  • Amniocentesis
  • Cell-free DNA (Blood test to check for chromosomal abnormalities in the baby)
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Preeclampsia (Blood pressure)
  • Special blood tests
  • Ultrasound tests


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  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/ Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) (doctor may recommend one dose between 32 and 36 weeks)

As needed

  • COVID-19


  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella (Chicken pox)

1 Caughey AB, Krist AH, Wolff TA, et al: USPSTF Approach to Addressing Sex and Gender When Making Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services. JAMA. (November 16, 2021):