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An expecting mothers At-A- Glance Week By week Guide to tests and scans

Motherhood Hospital

Motherhood Hospital

  Indiranagar, Bengaluru     Feb 22, 2017

   1 min     

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Week 6-10  

Early scan (usually for women who have had problems during an earlier pregnancy).

Week 10  

Blood and urine tests – Your first appointment with your doctor.

Week 10-16

Dating ultrasound scan – This is the first time you’ll see your developing baby!

Week 11-14

Nuchal translucency test – This is the most accurate way of screening for Down’s syndrome.

Week 11-15

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.

Week 16+

Amniocentesis –  If you’re over 35 or at risk of having a child with a genetic disorder.

Week 16-18

The double or triple test – Offered to all pregnant women, these are blood tests for foetal abnormalities.

Week 20

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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