During pregnancy, many tests can and should be performed to monitor the development and health of the baby.
Check here the various prenatal tests and basic tests that can be performed during the nine months of pregnancy.
Basic prenatal examinations
Although there are some tests better known than others, there is a large set of important tests in pregnancy. Whether it is to follow the mother’s health, or to follow the development and health of the baby, these tests are essential for a perfect and healthy baby. Check out the basic prenatal exams below.
tests are essential tests during gestation. This test should be done using the first morning urine, or if it is not possible, with the first urine after three hours without urinating. These tests allow to verify the functioning of the kidneys, to detect proteins in the urine in pregnant women with hypertension, and to follow the glucose levels of diabetic pregnant women.
This test should be done early in pregnancy on three different days to assess the presence of parasites in the intestines.
Made with an 8-hour fast, this test allows you to detect the onset of diabetes, but also, glucose intolerance.
Complete blood count
This blood test should be done every month, to detect infections and anemia. The pregnant woman must be fasting.
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)
This test allows you to check if the expectant mother has HIV.
ABO System and Rh Factor
This test allows checking the blood type and the Rh factor in order to verify the conjugation with the blood type and Rh factor of the man. If the man has Rh positive and the negative woman, this can cause the production of antibodies against the baby’s blood. In this case, being checked in a timely manner, appropriate medication may be given to prevent such production.
This test, done with an 8-hour fast, checks if the pregnant woman is immune to toxoplasmosis. If it is not, you must have certain food care, as your infection can cause serious harm to the fetus.