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Tests during pregnancy

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Blood tests during pregnancy

Find out more on the blood tests you be offered during your pregnancy. You don't have to have the tests, but it's important to understand what they are for.

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Checkups, scans and tests during pregnancy

Handy infographic that shows what you can expect at each antenatal appointment during your pregnancy.

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Routine antenatal tests

Information on routine antenatal screening tests during pregnancy including weight and height, blood tests, infections, pap test, plus links to trusted resources.

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Screening tests during pregnancy (checking your baby's health before birth)

Some prenatal tests are offered to all women as part of routine care in pregnancy

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Pregnancy tests - ultrasound - Better Health Channel

Ultrasound is used during pregnancy to check the baby's development and to help pick up any abnormalities.

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Routine antenatal tests - tests done during your pregnancy

There are a number of blood tests and other types of routine tests that will be offered to you during your pregnancy

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Confirming your pregnancy

There are several ways to find out if you are in fact pregnant: a blood test; a home pregnancy urinetest; a urine test or internal examination by your doctor

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Group B Streptococcus infection during pregnancy

It is normal to have a large number of different bacteria growing in the vagina of a healthy woman

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Gestational diabetes: Q and A - myDr.com.au

Gestational diabetes is a temporary form of diabetes that happens during pregnancy.

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Pregnancy tests

If you suspect you are pregnant, you can get a pregnancy test done by a nurse or doctor or first do a home pregnancy test yourself with a kit bought from a pharmacy.

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