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Medical Care During Pregnancy

The early you start visiting a Gynecologist or healthcare provider the more secure and positive your health will become during pregnancy. 

Your Doctor can help you have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. At the beginning of your pregnancy you should visit your health care provider every four to six weeks. After about 30 weeks, you will have visits every two to three weeks. In the last month, your health care provider will want to see you every one to two weeks or more.

Tests that are usually done at all prenatal visits include:
  • Blood pressure and pulse
  • Urine test
  • Fetal heart rate
Measuring your abdomen to check the growth of your baby 


Your Early Pregnancy Visits 

Your early pregnancy visits are usually the longest because your health care provider will take a detailed physical history and do a physical examination. Below are some examples of what might happen during your early pregnancy visits: 


Discussion/Procedures | Why? 
  • Pregnancy test | to confirm your pregnancy 
  • Detailed medical history | to find any risk factors you may have 
  • Lifestyle factors (use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco, physical activity and nutrition)  | to keep you and your fetus as healthy as possible 

Prenatal Supplements ( Consult Gynecologist )
  • 0.4 mg of folic acid daily reduces the risk of open neural tube defect in the fetus.  ( Please take medical advice from your Gynecologist before starting this )  
  • Do not take high‑dose vitamin A supplements in pregnancy 
  • Some natural herbal remedies are not safe in pregnancy 

  • Complete checkup that includes:  Listening to your heart 
  • Taking your blood pressure 
  • Measuring your height and weight  | To check and monitor healthy weight gain. 
  • Having an abdominal examination 
  • Having a pelvic exam that includes a Pap test or vaginal swab (if not had one in the last 12 months) to check your cervix and to check for infections 

Blood tests 
  • To check complete blood count (includes hemoglobin and iron levels) 
  • To confirm blood group, Rh type, and antibody screen 
  • To test exposure to syphilis 
  • To screen for HIV (recommended) 
  • To test for hepatitis 
  • To test for rubella (German measles) antibody 

Prenatal genetic screening blood tests and/or special ultrasounds (optional) 
(blood test #1 done between 10‑14 weeks) 
to tell you the chance of your developing baby having a genetic abnormality 

Urine tests 
to check for any sugar, protein, and urinary tract infections


Please consult Gynecologist for better insight . Follow balance and helthy diet as the food you eat is consumed not only by you but your baby as well.


All the Best and Warm Wishes,

Tripti Khanna( Msc. Nutrition ) 
www.swasthlife.com
care@swasthlife.com --> For Diet related questions. 





Disclaimer : Please Note : All nutrition tips shared are per standard nutrition guidelines, however, it might effect from body to body. 
Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health.
Please speak to your Nutritionist or Gynecologist before following any diet. Swasthlife does not hold responsible for any kind of claims. 

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