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- Feb 22 2017
An expecting mothers At-A- Glance Week By week Guide to tests and scans
Early scan (usually for women who have had problems during an earlier pregnancy).
Blood and urine tests – Your first appointment with your doctor.
Dating ultrasound scan – This is the first time you’ll see your developing baby!
Nuchal translucency test – This is the most accurate way of screening for Down’s syndrome.
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) – You may want to have this if you’re over 35 or at a higher risk of having a child with a genetic disorder.
Amniocentesis – If you’re over 35 or at risk of having a child with a genetic disorder.
The double or triple test – Offered to all pregnant women, these are blood tests for foetal abnormalities.
Anomaly ultrasound scan – This is the most detailed scan you’ll have, checking that all is well with your baby. It is a great opportunity to meet your baby
Week 37 onwards
Routine checks – Your doctor will be on hand now to keep an eye on you and make sure all is going according to plan.
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