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Congratulations on your pregnancy! Thank you for choosing Kaiser San Jose for your prenatal care. The information provided on this page will help to get your pregnancy off to a great start.  Please take some time to learn about nutrition during pregnancy, prenatal testing, what to expect in the first trimester as well as our unique prenatal program, Centering Pregnancy.

Our doctors, certified nurse-midwives, and nurse-practitioners all provide prenatal visits, which usually consist of 8-10 appointments scheduled at key times in the pregnancy.  We also offer a unique method of prenatal care in a group setting, called Centering Pregnancy.  Nine 1 ½ to 2 hour visits are prescheduled and begin with a one-on-one check-up followed by group support and education.

Use our Getting Started Checklist to help prepare for your first trimester:

√ Call 408-362-4740 to schedule your first appointment

√ Visit Your Pregnancy, a new site created by the doctors of The Permanente Medical Group with personalized tools and tips you won’t find elsewhere.  Subscribe to our weekly emails and you’ll be able to:

  • View upcoming prenatal appointments and know what to expect at each visit
  • Take virtual tours of our labor and delivery centers
  • Get details on pregnancy classes
  • See how your body and baby are changing
  • Browse 350+ pregnancy articles
  • Watch the following videos at your first opportunity and before your first office visit if possible:

Your Pregnancy: The First Trimester
Prenatal Nutrition
Prenatal Testing

√ Consider Traditional or Centering Pregnancy prenatal care.

√ For more information on pregnancy see the following pages:

Pregnancy Ready or Not

√  Think about how you will feed your baby & learn about the Benefits of Breastfeeding

√  Check out our podcasts for a Healthy Pregnancy and Successful Childbirth

√  Download the Kaiser Permanente Preventive Care App