If you have not stood on the account at the antenatal clinic during the last 9 weeks of pregnancy, it’s a good time to do it now.
When registering at the antenatal clinic an expectant mother will have to pass the complete blood test, general analysis of urine, blood sugar and coagulation analysis to determine blood type and Rh factor, as well as tests for the diagnosis of hepatitis B and C, TORCH-infections (toxoplasmosis, mycoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus and herpes virus), HIV, and syphilis.
If the expectant mother is has some excessive weight, as well as if some of her relatives suffered from diabetes, a doctor will pay special attention to the test results and the level of sugar in the blood.
During the 10th week of pregnancy your doctor may prescribe to pass additional analysis – for the level of hCG, especially if there is a possible threat of miscarriage. Chorionic gonadotropin hormone is actively produced by the female body from the first days of pregnancy, and its level is always growing. The dynamics of growth of hCG levels helps to determine the general condition of a pregnant woman and to find out whether there is a threat of its interruption.
10 Weeks Pregnant: according to the testimony, a doctor may recommend to make a biopsy of the villi of the fetus, which may be required for early prenatal detection of genetic abnormalities in the development of a child, such as Down syndrome. Ultrasound examination during the 10th weeks of pregnancy may also be needed to confirm and clarify ongoing pregnancy period.