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Pregnancy Medical Tests and Definitions Part 2

In Part 1 of our Pregnancy Medical Tests, we mentioned the most common invasive tests that are usually ordered for women with high-risk pregnancies.  We even included how each test is performed and what they test for.  Invasive tests would not be expected for low-risk pregnancies, unless, it is requested by the patient for paternal reasons.  In this case an amniocentesis can be performed.  Women with low-risk or high-risk pregnancies can expect none invasive tests every routine prenatal visit.  Which again are performed without going into the body for biological samples. Medical test and screenings are part of Prenatal Care, which also includes education and counseling about how to handle different aspects of pregnancy, discuss healthy eating habits, physical activity, and what to expect during labor and delivery. Please note: This information will not affect how one may plan their birth, but instead, inspire you...

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Pregnancy Medical Tests and Definitions Part 1

Pregnancy is a blissful time!  There is nothing more beautiful than experiencing life growing within you.  It is also a sensitive 10 months for you and your growing fetus that requires attention.  If you haven’t already had your first prenatal visit with your doctor you will be told so much information regarding your pregnancy.  You will also be told of the required or possibly required medical test that may have names that sound intimidating.  Whether you’ll have a high-risk pregnancy or not it would be wise you were abreast of the various medical test and definitions.  Which is why we have provided them here for you. “BLESS is he that readeth.” ~Revelation 1:3 “For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.” ~Ecclesiastes 7:12 The medical tests are categorized by...

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