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Tests during pregnancy

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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.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

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 - 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 - Routine antenatal tests

There are a number of blood tests and other types of routine tests that will be offered to you during your pregnancy. These tests are designed to pick up certain illnessesor other possible problems such as anaemia.

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Diagnostic tests for your baby during pregnancy

A diagnostic test is used to confirm a chromosomal condition, such as Down syndrome, or a genetic condition in the baby.

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Pregnancy: blood tests, ultrasound & more | Raising Children Network

In pregnancy, you’ll be offered blood tests, ultrasound scans, urine tests and the GBS test. Find out when, why and how you have tests in pregnancy.

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Gestational diabetes: Q and A -

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

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Rhesus D negative in pregnancy

You will find out if you are Rhesus D negative when you have routine blood tests during your pregnancy. Find out what this could mean for your baby and how it is treated.

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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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Questions to ask your doctor about tests and scans

During your pregnancy, you will be offered a number of tests and scans. The aim is always to check on the health of you and your baby, but it can sometimes be overwhelming and confusing.

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