There are many kinds of tests that are performed during the three trimesters of the prenancy. These tests give an insight into the development of the foetus and also let you monitor risk of infections or disorders. Pregnancy comes with its own set of complications and these issues are better resolved at the initial stages. Birth defects can be corrected and the danger of inheriting certain diseases can be minimized.
Certain tests in the pregnancy are routine ones and done to ensure a safe delivery but some specific cases might require additional tests and treatments. Women above the age of 35 or older also need to have a lot of tests done to ensure a healthy pregnancy and childbirth.
People having a history of genetic disorders or cases of mental retardation in the family should ensure that they undergo special tests to avoid chances of the foetus developing such risks. One might also visit a genetic counselor to know about the risks and treatments during the pregnancy.
- Blood Pressure:
- Blood Sugar:
- Other Blood Tests:
- Ultrasound or Sonography:
- Urine Analysis:
- Wet Mount Test:
- Cervical Test:
- Nuchal Translucency Screening
- Alpha-fetoprotein Screening (AFP)
- Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
- Fetal Monitoring
- Group B Strep Culture
- Contraction Stress Test
- Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling (PUBS)