During pregnancy it is important that you perform different prenatal studies. These are used to examine and monitor your & your baby’s health. The prenatal tests are recommended because they give you peace of mind that everything is fine. Now we will tell you what prenatal studies you need to perform during pregnancy.
This test helps to determine the blood group of the parents and to identify if the couple is compatible in the blood. If you and your partner have the same type of RH, it means that you have an incompatibility.
This is not usually a problem in the first pregnancy, however, at the birth time the baby’s and mother’s blood can mix, causing the development of antibodies in the baby´s body.
Urine culture is one of the routine follow-up tests that women are asked to verify that they are carrying a healthy pregnancy. It allows the diagnosis of possible urinary tract infections, gestational diabetes and preeclampsia.
This particular ultrasound produces images of the embryo, uterus, and ovaries to assess their condition. It is a safe method that helps to observe how the baby develops over the months.
It also allows estimating the gestation time, determining if it is a multiple pregnancy and evaluating the position of the fetus.
The blood glucose test helps mainly to detect gestational diabetes, since it is a fairly common condition in pregnant women. This is usually done at 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy.
The Igenomix non-invasive prenatal test analyzes the most common chromosomal abnormalities. A sample of the mother’s blood is taken for DNA analysis using NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) technology.
Consult a gynecologist so they can give you guidance and have a safe and calm pregnancy. Meet our gynecology and obstetrics service.
* Some studies may vary depending on your age, medical history, or current health.
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