pregnancy screening tests

Listing Of Pregnancy Screening Tests Recommended By Doctors

Your doctor may recommend many screenings, tests, and imaging techniques throughout your pregnancy. These pregnancy screening tests are intended to offer information regarding the health of your baby and might help you maximize your child’s health care and development.  Often before any of these other tests start,  the very first tests they may request is a standard HIV or STD tests. If an expectant mother has an STD it may affect her health, the baby health, or the medical staff may need to protect themselves.

General Pregnancy Screening Tests

  • Genetic screening can help diagnose the possibility of specific
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Genetic Testing and Screening

Genetic Testing And Screening Options During Pregnancy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, there are over 3.9 million births every year in the nation. While a majority of these babies are born healthy, there are those who are born with congenital disabilities.

According to the CDC, at least 1 in every 33 babies born in the nation is born with a congenital disability or birth defect. Many of these defects can arise at any time during the pregnancy with most of them occurring in the first trimester. Further, many of these congenital disabilities are genetic meaning that they result from … Read More