Pregnancy & Prenatal Testing

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First Trimester (up to 12 weeks)

At the time of the first prenatal visit, which often takes place during the first trimester of pregnancy, the health care provider may order several or most of the tests described below to check for certain infections that could harm the unborn baby or other conditions that could threaten the mother’s health during the pregnancy. These tests may be offered at this time if a pre-conception medical checkup was not done. 

In addition, the following tests may be ordered: 

The following test is not routinely performed but may be offered to and discussed with women who are at an increased risk of having a baby with chromosomal or genetic abnormalities. 


Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Guidelines for Vaccinating Pregnant Women
March of Dimes: Routine prenatal tests
Womenshealth.gov: Prenatal care and tests