- Blood tests - these tests are conducted to ensure that there is no infection and that there would be no complications during pregnancy or after giving birth.
- Blood pressure – higher blood pressure can be a sign of pregnancy-induced hypertension. It should also be noted that lower blood pressure is normal in the middle of pregnancy.
- Urinalysis – to track protein in the body, when there is protein in the urine, an infection may be present and should immediately be treated.
- Blood count – during labour, the mother can lose a lot of blood and might need blood transfer, this process will determine the blood type that can be transferred to the patient. Anemia can also be present during pregnancy due to iron deficiency. The body needs extra iron to produce blood supply to the baby. Lack of iron can and may jeopardize both the mother and the baby.
- Pap smear – is also a test to detect any cancer that might develop in the future. Antenatal care requires screening for pap smear if they have not taken any cervical screening for the past 2 years.
- Gestational diabetes – is normally caught by women in pregnancy stages. Insulin hormones control the sugar levels inn the body. However, during pregnancy, some women have higher levels of glucose or sugar in the body that the insulin hormone cannot regulate. A check up on this is necessary to keep the mother and baby healthy.
Where can you find more information?
Contact Faith Medical Group at +65 6444 8019 or drop by at our clinics!