It is important that you don't miss your prenatal checkups. During this month appointment your practitioner will check the growth of your baby by checking the growth of your uterus. He will observe you placing a hand on the lower abdomen and with the other he will feel the top of the uterus, also known as fundus. By now, your fundus will be placed between your navel and the pubic bone. The practitioner will check your baby's growth, each appointment by observing the position of this called fundus.
You will also be weighted and will have a blood-pressure checked too. Normally during pregnancy the blood pressure is equal or a bit lower than before you are pregnant. If your practitioner notice any increase you will have to be more closely watched throughout the pregnancy time.
To check your glucose and protein levels a sample of your urine will be checked.
You will be able to listen to your baby's heartbeat, maybe for the first time. And remember, if you have any concern or doubt talk with your practitioner about it.