This eight-page handout is a guide to prenatal care, which is the health care a woman receives while she is pregnant. It explains that checkups and testing can help keep mother and baby healthy, and allow the doctor to find and treat problems early, and prevent others. It discusses what to expect at prenatal visits, listing questions and tests given during the first visit and at subsequent visits. The document describes prenatal tests such as blood tests, quad screen, glucose tolerance test (GTT) or glucose screening test for gestational diabetes, HIV, amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS), group B streptococcus (GBS), and other tests to monitor fetal health such as fetal movement count, ultrasound, Doppler ultrasound, non-stress test, biophysical and modified biophysical profiles, and contraction stress test. It identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately.
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