antenatal tests and scans

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  • Antenatal tests and scans
  • tests and checks
    • abdomen is palpated
      • check size
      • position
      • movement of foetus
    • blood pressure
      • high blood pressre indicates pre-eclampsia
    • legs are checked
      • swelling - indicates pre-eclampsia
      • varicose veins
    • urine
      • protein - indicates bladder/kidney infection / pre eclampsia
      • ketones - indicates ill health/dehydration
  • scans
    • ultrasound
      • 2D, 3D, 4D
      • confirms pregnancy
      • gives exact foetus size and age
      • identifies multiples
      • checks fo abnormalities
      • checks heartbeat
      • checks umbilical cord
      • checks position of the placenta
  • screening tests
    • nuchal fold translucency
      • ultrasound
      • loooks at the fold of the skin on babys neck
      • fluid found is measured
      • excess fluid indicates down syndrome
    • triple / quadruple test
      • measures the level of two hormones
        • HCG
        • oestriol
        • AFP
  • diagnostic tests
    • amniocentesis
      • 15-19 weeks of pregnancy
      • sample of amniotic fluid
      • hollow needle insertedinto the uterus
        • spina bifida
        • viral infections
        • babys lung development
        • downs syndrome
    • chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
      • sample of placenta tissue
      • removed using a hollow needle
      • ultrasound scan
      • same as amniocentesis but higher risk of miscarriage

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Nafeesa

This was so helpful. Thank you for this :)

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