Prenatal Checkup: Its Importance and What to expect

PRENATAL CHECKUP: IT’S IMPORTANCE AND WHAT TO EXPECT

After basking ourselves with the mixed emotions of the pregnancy, the next big and responsible step is to make sure that the baby and I are safe. We had our first prenatal checkup while I’m still around 8 weeks pregnant. The OB gave me a list of a lot of tests to do. This is the one after my TVS ultrasound.

I’ve researched about the right time to start your prenatal checkup and found out that some women prefer to start at 12 weeks. As for me, we opted to start early. I got a list of test that need to be done. These includes the following:

  • Blood Typing
  • Blood Glucose Test
  • Urinalysis
  • Papsmear
  • HIV Test

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