I have a co-worker who is expecting and they are going in for check ups every 4 weeks for like the first 6 months, then every 2 weeks, and then every week, and then twice a week for the last two weeks before the "expect" date.... I have no kids and nothing planned for a long time, but that seems like A LOT of visits. Is this normal? They are healthy young parents. Both in their late 20's. My mom went in like 3 maybe 4 times. Pregnant, check! Ultrasound normal! On the way! Her mom delivered all 9 kids at home because people didn't go to hospitals for stuff like that and my coworkers parents only went twice each, confirmation and then birth. It just seems like so much, and after their first ultrasound, they said there is a 1:500 chance that this spot they saw might be a sign of something which normal rate of occurrence is 1:1000 with nothing they can do about it... yet suggested another ultrasound... Is that right? So I'd like to hear what "normal" numbers of visits might be.