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Ep 257: Everything You Need To Know About The Prenatal Tests You’ll Get During Pregnancy

31m | May 7, 2024

In this episode, you'll learn all the tests that are recommended during pregnancy. I’ll break things down by trimester and talk about why the tests are done and what the results of the tests mean. You can use this information to prepare for upcoming tests or go back and ask questions about ones that were done in the past.

The bulk of testing is done in the first trimester. Early screening is vital for the health of you and your baby. Healthcare doesn’t often focus on preventative care so use this opportunity to be proactive and plan ahead.

In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:

  • Which tests are recommended and done during pregnancy
  • Why you should register for access to your electronic medical records
  • Why we don’t want you to go into birth having low platelets
  • What happens in the case of an RH negative parent and an RH positive baby
  • Which conditions can be passed on from parent to baby
  • Why we screen for several STIs
  • What we can learn from analyzing a urine sample
  • Why genetic testing is done
  • What an anatomy scan looks for
  • Why it’s important to check for and address gestational diabetes


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