1st Trimester Of Pregnancy
- Q How much damage did I do if I drank before I knew I was pregnant?
Dr. Margaret McKenzie, Obstetrics & GynecologyDrinking alcohol can affect your unborn baby. Watch this video to learn how much alcohol can cause damage. Full Answer
- Q What urine tests will be done in the first trimester?
During the first trimester, have your urine tested for kidney and bladder infections. These are shown in results through irregular levels of protein and sugars. These tests are done in the first exam of your pregnancy to make sure you do not have any... Full Answer
- Q What kinds of blood tests are done in the first trimester?
Blood tests done during the first trimester determine if you have a serious disease or if your baby has a disorder or birth defect. For you, doctors will check for dangerous infections like sexually transmitted infections, chickenpox, and rubella. Your... Full Answer
- Q What kind of genetic tests are available in the first trimester?
A blood test will determine the risk your baby faces in being born with birth defects. 90% of women face minimal risk of babies with birth defects. For the other 10%, the results could be inconsequential and you could have a perfectly healthy baby. Some... Full Answer
- Q Are ultrasounds done in the first trimester?
Ultrasounds are occasionally done in the first trimester to estimate the due date and make sure everything in your uterus looks healthy. They are also sometimes used with genetic testing methods to guide the needles. You will get more ultrasounds later... Full Answer
- Q Are any of the tests in the first trimester optional?
Most pregnancy testing will begin with physical, pelvic, and ultrasound exams. Depending on their risk factors, some women might choose to have tests for birth defects and genetic conditions. These are not necessary and invasive testing can be riskier... Full Answer
- Q What happens during pelvic exams in the first trimester?
During your first visit to the doctor, a pelvic exam will check for any important abnormalities. The doctor will check you vagina and cervix for any sign of infection or deformity that could pose a problem to your pregnancy. A Pap smear will test for... Full Answer
- Q When can a home pregnancy test be used in the first trimester?
Most home pregnancy tests claim that they can detect a pregnancy on the first day of your missed period, but it may be a good idea to wait for about a week after you miss your period. A home pregnancy test determines you're pregnant by finding a certain... Full Answer