Test During Pregnancy

Test Pregnancy

Common Tests During Pregnancy

1st  Trimester fetal ultrasound is done to:

  • Determine how the pregnancy is progressing.
  • Find out if you are pregnancy with more then 1 fetus.
  • Estimate the age of the fetus.
  • Estimate the risk of Chromosome defects such as Down’s Syndrome.
  •  Check for birth defects that affect the brain and spinal cord.

2nd Trimester fetal Ultrasound and screening is done to:

  • Estimate age of the fetus (gestational age).
  • Look at the size and position of the baby.
  • Determine the position of the fetus, umbilical cord and the placenta during a procedure, such as amniocentesis or umbilical cord blood sampling.
  • Detect major defects, such as neural tube defects or heart problems.
  • Triple market test is done to determine Chromosomal defects such as Down’s syndrome.

3rd Trimester fetal ultrasound is done to:

  • Look at the position of the fetus, placenta, and amniotic fluid volume
  • To monitor fetal growth.