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Why should pregnancy checks be performed?

Why should pregnancy checks be performed?

One of the people you will see most during pregnancy is your doctor. During pregnancy, controls are important for your own health and the health of your baby. Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Dr. View Cem's Full Profile tells about those who are curious about the controls.

What to look for in the first check?

  • Check for bleeding behind the baby's placenta
  • Blood biochemistry and infection tests are performed this week. (Whole blood, TIT, Creatinine, FBS, SGOT, SGPT, TORCH tests)
  • Fetal heart rate is evaluated. If there is no heart beat on the first ultrasound, USG is performed again after 10 days and empty pregnancy is ruled out.
  • The presence of multiple pregnancy is investigated.
  • Glucophage, utragestan and calciparin are discontinued at 12th week in IVF patients.
  • Your mother's weight, blood pressure monitoring is done.
  • If not, Folic Acid 400-800 mg / day is started.

11-14 weeks What is the Control? What to look for?

  • Nuchal Translucency is evaluated and, if necessary, combined with biochemical markers from the mother's blood. (BINARY TEST)
  • Reduction (reduction) is performed in this week if deemed necessary in multiple pregnancies with triplets and more.
  • The nuchal translucency test is performed to look at the organs and extremities of the baby that should occur for those weeks.
  • It is investigated whether the nasal bone develops.
  • Whether bladder develops is investigated.
  • Your mother's weight, blood pressure monitoring is done.
  • CVS (chorionic villus biopsy-placenta needle biopsy) can be performed during these weeks if necessary.

16-18 weeks What is checked in the check?

  • If no binary test is performed, a TRIPLE Test is performed.
  • Check for NTD (Central Nervous System Defects-Spina Bfida).
  • Urine culture is done.
  • In multiple pregnancies culture is taken from cervix and cervical length is evaluated.
  • Multivitamin and iron treatment is started.
  • Cream can be started to prevent the formation of cracks in the abdomen.
  • Fetal biometry (measurements) are performed.
  • Your mother's weight, blood pressure monitoring is done.
  • If necessary, amniocentesis is performed between the 16th week and this week.

20-23 weeks What is the importance of control?

  • General anomaly screening is performed and fetal echocardiography is performed by the prenatal cardiologist of our hospital for the detection of cardiac anomalies if necessary.
  • Fetal biometry is performed.
  • The length of the cervix is ​​measured in all pregnancies including single ones.
  • Uterine artery is evaluated by vaginal and abdominal Doppler.
  • Cerclage (Suture to the cervix) is applied for measurements less than 20 mm in single pregnancies and less than 25 mm in multiple pregnancies.
  • Fetal biometry and cerebellum are evaluated.
  • General anomaly screening is performed.
  • Your mother's weight, blood pressure monitoring is done.
  • If cordocentesis is necessary, it can be performed from these weeks onwards.

27-28 weeks Could you tell us about the control?

  • Fetal biometry and cerebellum are evaluated.
  • Uterine artery Doppler is performed.
  • Oral Glucose Challenge Test is done with 50gr. (Sugar Screening Test)
  • In cases of Rh incompatibility, the mother is given 120 or 300 iu Anti-D (all 28 weeks). No repetition required.
  • Your mother's weight, blood pressure monitoring is done.

31-32 weeks What to look for?

  • Fetal biometry and cerebellum are evaluated.
  • Your mother's weight, blood pressure monitoring is done.

34-35 weeks What to look for?

  • Fetal biometry is performed.
  • NST (whether the baby is in pain with heart radiography and the device that records the baby's movements) is evaluated.
  • Your mother's weight, blood pressure monitoring is done.

36-37 weeks What to look for?

  • Fetal biometry is performed.
  • NST.
  • Your mother's weight, blood pressure monitoring is done.

After the 37th week, a prenatal evaluation is made every 7-10 days Doğum