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Is It Safe To Get Tests And Screenings While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
A bunch: There are quite a few tests for a typical pregnancy. Screening tests for blood type, anemia, diabetes, hepatitis b, hiv, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, rubella, cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia are all common basic tests. There are tests to look for genetic disease in the baby too. Other tests would be included based on your health and family history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pernatal care option: Prenatal care is optional & many chose to avoid it & except the consequences. If you are looking into a source of prenatal care, you can ask the office crew what the program offered through that practice entails. Some are more flexible than others. Often you can visit the offices & interview with staff at no charge. Select a provider based on what you are comfortable with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is fine to have a TB tine test while pregnant. ...Read more
A maternal blood : Draw for genetic microarray (comparative genomic hybridization) or other lab test carries no risk at any time. Concerns about specific inheritable disorders require your ob's referral to a prenatal genetic counselor. Cgh is not yet standard on chorionic villous sampling or amniocentesis, invasive tests to determine fetal genetic complement, the risks of which would be discussed by your ob. ...Read more
Is it safe to get the numbing spray in nose for laryngoscope and manometry test during pregnancy?
Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more
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