Prenatal exam schedule

Regular prenatal exams are important to assessing the progress of a pregnancy and detect any possible abnormalities as early as possible. Please visit us at the following intervals. Prenatal exams are by appointment only.

・ Until the sight of the fetal heart rate in the uterus Once per week
・ After the fetal heart rate is seen 1 time/ 2weeks, or 1 time/ 1 week
・ After the 12th week of pregnancy 1/ month


Pregnancy Months Pregnancy weeks (aim) Checkup interval Basic Health Exams for pregnant women
Other tests according to the number of weeks
3 Months ˜11th week 1 time per week, or 1 time per 2 weeks ・Weight
・Blood Pressure Check
・Urine Analysis
・Transvaginal Ultrasound (8˜11 weeks)
・Early Pregnancy Blood Test ・Cervical Cell
4 Months 12th week 1 time per 4 weeks   ・Measurement of Abdominal Circumference and Fundal height
・Doppler Method Ultrasound (Fetal Heart Check)
・Internal Check-up
・Ultrasound (Fetal Measurement) ・Ultrasound (Cervical Length Measurement)
5 Months 16th Weeks ・Rubella Antibody
6 Months 20th Weeks ・Ultrasound (Doctor)

About the Cost

Prenatal care is a self-practice, health insurance does not apply.
However, in the event some symptoms should arise (such as a threatened miscarriage) the charges involved with the treatment and examination will be covered by insurance.

Basic Prenatal Examinations


Until the 11th week 6th day of pregnancy

  • Urine Analysis · Weight · Blood Pressure Check· Ultrasound

Early pregnancy to 11th week 6th day of Pregnancy= ¥3,500

12th week to 21th week 6th day of pregnancy (Consultation at Oak Clinic Sumiyoshi)

  • Urine · Weight · Blood Pressure Check
  • Measurement of Abdominal Circumference and Fundal height
  • Doppler Method Ultrasound (Fetal Heart Check) · Internal Check-up
  • Ultrasound (Fetal Measurement)
  • Ultrasound (Cervical Length Measurement)

❈The 12 weeks ultrasound will be done in the ultrasound room (Your guests may observe as well).

12th week to 21th week 6th day of pregnancy= ¥10,000

Others, tests corresponding to weeks

Early Pregnancy Blood Examination

From 8th˜ 11th week ¥12,100

  • Blood Type
  • The possibility of blood type incompatibility will be examined. If, in the rare event that there is major bleeding during the time of delivery and a blood transfusion becomes necessary, then the exact blood type needs to be known.

  • Irregular Antibody
  • It is one kind of blood type. As for the antibody of this kind, it is the cause of neonatal jaundice and must be in reference in the case the person needs a blood transfusion.

  • Hepatitis B Antigen (HB)
  • It is one kind of the Hepatitis B strand antigen Hepatitis virus. If you are positive, then a more detailed inspection will be done. In addition, in order to not pass it on to the child if positive, an injection of antibodies must be given to the child within 3 days after birth.

  • Hepatitis C Antibody
  • It is one kind of hepatitis virus. If found positive, tests on the liver will be required.

  • Rubella Antibody
  • If rubella is contracted by the 16th week of pregnancy, there is a risk of abnormal heart, vision, and hearing of the fetus. In early pregnancy we will check the antibodies and check for whether or not there is a possibility that you are infected. If there are no antibodies, then you will be cautioned as to prevent it until the 16th week of pregnancy. If the antibodies are too high, then further testing is necessary. Re-infection is a rare case, but because it is a very possible outcome, at our clinic, regardless of previous vaccination history and antibody titer, we are taking measurements of all pregnant women and the two rubella antibody titer in the early and midterm phase.

    Midterm pregnancy= ¥2,840
    Exam fees of early pregnancy are included in the first trimester blood test.

  • Syphilis (RPR, TPHA)
  • When it is discovered, in order to prevent congenital syphilis, it must be treated with antibiotics immediately.

  • HIV Antibody
  • This is the so-called HIV/ AIDS testing. Requires inspection by a hospital specialist if positive.

  • Toxoplasma Antibody
  • A type of infection called, “Toxoplasma” that is contracted mainly from pets. What is asymptomatic in many cases, if infected in early pregnancy, there is a risk of abnormalities in the fetus. If positive, further examination and treatment by antibiotics is needed.

  • Blood Sugar Test
  • By the pregnancy, glucose spun to the fetus, the hormone hPL (human placental lactogen), there is an antagonism from the placenta, and there is a tendency to decrease the glucose tolerance function of the mother’s body (while pregnant, on an empty stomach the blood sugar value is easy to decrease, and after meals it is easy to increase). There are cases of those who were overweight to begin with, and have a history of type 2 diabetes in the family and after the pregnancy became diabetic. However, it is also a thing that the diagnostic criteria is a bit rigid for gestational diabetes and there is a reason to get gestational diabetes.

  • Anemia Test
  • This is a check to see that there is no anemia and no abnormalities in the number of platelets. During the pregnancy, in order to supply blood to the fetus, your own blood volume will be at 1.5 times the usual. Due to the blood being diluted it is likely to have a state of anemia. If it becomes worse, heart palpitations and shortness of breath will appear, and because the fetus will become anemic too, if you have anemia you may need to take iron orally, or visit the hospital for injections. Let’s take a diet that is high in iron than usual during the pregnancy. For those who are not fond of eating like this, we don’t mind if you use a supplement.

Cervical Cell

Around 8˜11 weeks of pregnancy ¥3,700
It requires careful follow-up if there are any abnormalities.

For patients who have a general health checkup slip for pregnant women

The Pregnant Women's General Health Examination Receipt Form, which is issued at the same time as the Maternal and Child Health Handbook of Osaka Prefecture, may be used during the pregnant women's medical examination for the target number of weeks. Please fill in the required items in advance and submit it to the front desk at the reception on the day of use. In addition, the number of consultation slips varies depending on the municipality, so please contact the government office of your address for details.