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Tests during pregnancy

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Visit Pregnancy, Birth and Baby or follow the links below to find information about pregnancy checkups and scans.

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Last reviewed: April 2022


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Blood tests during pregnancy

Find out more on the blood tests you be offered during your pregnancy.

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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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Cervical screening during pregnancy

Cervical screening can be performed at any time, including during pregnancy. Regular cervical screening is the best way to protect yourself against cervical cancer.

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Pregnancy tests

Find out how a home pregnancy test works.

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Routine antenatal tests

During pregnancy, you'll be offered a range of tests, including blood tests and ultrasound scans. Each test can tell you something about you and your baby’s health.

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Pregnancy testing options - MyDr.com.au

Testing for pregnancy and ovulation is simple using home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, which give results that are about 99% accurate. Find out what pregnancy and ovulation testing kits are available.

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Beta HCG Test | HealthEngine Blog

A Beta HCG (BHCG or Blood Pregnancy Test) May Be Performed by Your Doctor If They Suspect That You May Be Pregnant, or if You Suspect Pregnancy Yourself!

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Bleeding during pregnancy

Bleeding during pregnancy is relatively common, however you should always contact your midwife or doctor immediately if it happens to you.

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5 weeks pregnant: Doctor appointments

Week 5 of pregnancy is the best time to have a pregnancy test. You can use a home pregnancy test but it’s still important to visit your doctor so that they can estimate your pregnancy due date. This may involve an early pregnancy ultrasound. You should also receive pregnancy health advice and discuss pregnancy folate supplements in the fifth week of pregnancy if you have not already done so. It’s also a good time to make sure you’re eating all the right pregnancy foods and start your pregnancy exercise routine.

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