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One of the first steps you should take after finding out that you're pregnant is scheduling an appointment with your doctor to determine your prenatal care requirements. Your doctor will most likely set the first official prenatal test during your 6th or 8th week of pregnancy to begin monitoring your baby's development and screen for and rule out potential fetal problems or abnormalities. It is important to note that no screening method can diagnose birth defects; they can only indicate ...
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Now that you're entering your second trimester, your doctor should be scheduling a few more blood and screening tests for you to make sure your baby's development is on track and free of complications. As always, keep in mind that screening positive for chromosomal abnormalities or fetal development problems does not necessarily mean that the tests are entirely accurate, so make sure your doctor is experienced or seek a second opinion before going ahead and following further recommended ...
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As you enter your third trimester, your prenatal appointments should take place more frequently, and will typically be scheduled every other week after the 28th week until you give birth to your baby. Some doctors might ask you to come in every couple of days to monitor your progress more closely if you pass your 41st week of pregnancy. Below are some common tests that your doctor will probably have you take during this trimester.Fetal Non-Stress Test (NST)Simple and non-invasive, the non-stress...
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