Remember the Following Tests During Pregnancy
You plan for your future all the time, run from pillar to post to meet those deadlines, and keep busy in this hustle and bustle of life-.for what-have you ever wondered?
Look back and think for a while and ask yourself-all this slogging and drilling-is it just to get a fat pay cheque or is it to see a better future for yourself? Is it just only for yourself or for your little bundle of joy-and you know the answer-it is indeed for your tiny tot.
And, pregnancy is that stage in a woman’s life that is unique yet highly anticipating. The first step towards realizing your dream of a healthy baby is to know the essential tests to undergo during pregnancy.
Here is a brief synopsis on few of the tests that you must undergo to ensure that you and your baby are safe from potential risks.
1. Blood group: This test detects whether your blood group is Rh (Rhesus factor) positive or negative. In case you are Rh negative, you may need to take an anti-D (an antibody) injection to ensure a safe pregnancy.
2. Blood sugar: This test detects your blood sugar level so that if you are a diabetic, your pregnancy can be managed accordingly. Chances of developing gestational diabetes can be evaluated and pre-emptive measures can be taken.
3. Haemoglobin: This test detects anaemia. The tendency to acquire anaemia if you are not previously anaemic increases during pregnancy and this could have ill effects on your baby’s growth. You may be prescribed iron tablets or a special iron-rich diet to prevent anaemia.
4. Hepatitis B: This test detects the virus that causes liver damage. If you happen to be a carrier, the virus can pass into your baby’s body during pregnancy or childbirth. While planning a pregnancy, it is safer to get vaccinated against Hepatitis B and not plan a pregnancy for the next two months.
5. HIV: HIV virus causes AIDS. If you are HIV positive then certain antiviral drugs will be prescribed to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to your baby.
6. Rubella: Rubella (german measles) is a mild but very infectious disease. It can seriously affect your baby’s vision and hearing abilities. If you are infected with it in the first four months of pregnancy, it can cause brain and heart problems to your baby. If your blood shows that you have recently been infected with rubella, you may be counselled a termination of pregnancy.
7. Thallasemia: It’s an inherited form of anaemia, wherein there is a defect in the synthesis of haemoglobin. Please ensure that you and your partner have been tested for thallasemia carrier before you conceive.
8. Thyroid: This test is conducted is to check whether your thyroid gland is functioning normally. Adequate intake of iodine ensures normal or not functioning of the thyroid gland that is vital for the growth and mental development of your baby.
9. Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) test: This test is conducted to detect sexually transmitted diseases. Prospective parents (you and your partner) need to go through this test. Even if one of you is detected positive both should take a course of antibiotics to minimize the risk of infecting your baby.
You can contact Moolchand Mother’s Nest at +91 99589 97293 to know more about these tests. Moolchand is India’s First JCI and Comprehensive NABH Accredited Hospital. Moolchand Mother’s Nest-India’s best birthing centre is well equipped to provide you with comprehensive services, from your prenatal care to an outstanding birthing experience. Many difficult cases are referred to Moolchand from leading hospitals across the globe because of our integrated capabilities in reproductive medicine and IVF, fetal medicine, birthing, neonatology, obstetrics and gynecology.
Moolchand Centre for Reproductive Medicine and IVF, an integral part of Moolchand Women’s Hospital, is a global referral centre with high success rate, no waiting time and world-class services at affordable prices. After you conceive, continuous fetal monitoring is done at Moolchand Centre for Fetal and Genetic Medicine for identification and treatment of any possible fetal complications. With regular examinations including immunization, the expert team of Moolchand Centre for Neonatology takes care of any health problems that your baby may face at the time of birth and beyond.