by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins
Episode #46: A Guide to Prenatal Testing and What to Expect from Tests in Each Trimester
Have you ever felt confused about prenatal testing and why your doctor is running so many tests on you during your pregnancy?
I realized that a lot of OBGYNs don't do a great job of explaining all of the tests we do during pregnancy, so I thought I'd walk you through the recommended ones. Thank you to Julie, who suggested this topic in the All About Pregnancy & Birth Facebook Group!
You'll have most of your testing done at the initial appointment, which includes a full blood count and some tests for various infections, too. Then we'll talk about some of the tests you can expect to receive in the second and third trimesters and why we do each test that we do.
And don't worry about taking notes today - you can download a companion guide to this episode, with all the information about prenatal testing we'll cover today, right here.
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Pregnancy, prenatal testing, blood tests, STI testing, gestational diabetes, genetic testing, ultrasound