Pregnancy Calendar Month by Month


1st trimester

1st compulsory prenatal examination (before the end of the 3rd month, ideally at the end of the 2nd month): your doctor will give you the first pregnancy declaration to submit to the social security and your family allowance fund before the end of the 3rd month.

1st ultrasound: around the 12th week of amenorrhea.

1st blood test and urine test prescribed during the 1st prenatal examination. Other tests may be prescribed depending on the case.

If you want to go back to work after your pregnancy: think about looking for a crèche, daycare center or childminder from the 2nd or 3rd month.

Inform your employer of your pregnancy before the end of the 3rd month.

4th month

2nd prenatal exam is mandatory

5th month

3rd mandatory prenatal exam

2nd ultrasound: around the 23rd week of amenorrhea. This is also the time to register for childbirth preparation sessions (reimbursed by the social security). Find out more at your maternity hospital.

6th month

4th mandatory prenatal exam

2nd blood test

7th month

5th mandatory prenatal exam

It’s time to pack your suitcase to be ready for the big day. Ask for the list in your maternity hospital.

8th month

6th mandatory prenatal exam

3rd ultrasound: around the 33rd week of amenorrhea In case of epidural, make an appointment with the anesthetist of your maternity hospital.

Send your certificate of maternity leave to the social security office.

9th month

7th mandatory prenatal exam