Prenatal Testing What Exams to obtain On Your Second Trimester

 

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Here are the prenatal tests that may be performed in the second trimester of your pregnancy: Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MSAFP) and multiple marker screening: One or the other is offered. Routine Tests. At each doctor visit, you continue to have urine testing to check for protein, sugar, and any signs of infection. The doctor or nurse checks your weight and blood pressure as well. Most pregnant people see their doctors every month for a prenatal checkup.

You may see your doctor more often if you have a preexisting health condition or. During the second trimester, you will probably be encouraged to take a so-called triple test, a blood test that checks three hormone and protein levels in your blood. It is quick and relatively painless, involving nothing more than giving a vial of blood.

A similar exam called the quad test. Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MSAFP) and multiple marker screening: You usually have one or the other during the second trimester. This test is an optional genetic screening test and as with. Amniocentesis may be done all by itself or may follow an abnormal first or second trimester genetic screening test or abnormal anatomy ultrasound.

How is it done? Using an ultrasound, the doctor locates the placenta and fetus. Second trimester screening (STS), also called quad screen or triple screen, is a test that can tell the chances that a pregnancy has Down syndrome (trisomy 21), trisomy 18, and open neural tube defects (ONTDs).STS is generally done between 15 and 22 weeks of the pregnancy, and consists of a blood draw taken from mom. A quad marker screening test is a blood test conducted during the second trimester. It can help your doctor learn if you’re increased risk of carrying a baby with Down syndrome, neural tube.

If you had a cell-free fetal DNA blood test during your first trimester, you may be offered more screening tests in your second trimester as well.) Your practitioner will also offer you amniocentesis, a test that can diagnose Down syndrome as well as other chromosomal abnormalities, genetic disorders, and neural tube defects. The quad screen is a second trimester blood test that measures the levels of four substances in your blood to tell you if your baby is at increased risk for Down syndrome and a few other conditions. If the results are “positive” you can have an amnio to tell you for sure about your.

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Your caregiver will perform some exams and tests at just one prenatal visit and will perform others periodically throughout your pregnancy.

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The screening recommendations include an ultrasound that evaluates the thickness of the back of the neck of the fetus, nuchal translucency, blood test to measure pregnancyassociated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the first trimester.

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Your health care provider should give you some information about the prenatal tests you are being offered.

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Just as you underwent routine blood testing at your first prenatal appointment, you’ll have another “complete blood count,” or CBC test, in the second trimester, usually between 24 and 28 weeks.

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Table 4.1 lists prenatal laboratory tests.

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first prenatal visit, which is preferably scheduled early in the first trimester.

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Prenatal care includes physical assessment, for example, of the pregnant woman’s weight, blood pressure, urine for glucose, acetone, and protein, and measurement of the fundus.

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Handbook of Diagnostic Biochemistry and Hematology in Normal Pregnancy.

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• At each subsequent prenatal visit, the following should be recorded: – Weight – BP – UA for glucose and protein –Fundal height – Fetal heart rate and, in the late 3rd trimester, fetal position – Pelvic/Cervical exam if indicated

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The initial prenatal assessment and routine prenatal care.

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  • You’ve been on my mind almost daily. I’m just in complete admiration at how you looked to God for guidance and help rather than being angry with him. This video gave me chills and made me cry. I’m so SO happy that you and baby are safe. This is such a blessing ♥️

  • I have been married for 7years without any child. My Fallopian tubes were blocked. I tried everything possible to get pregnant and nothing was working. I visited so many hospital’s my problem never seems to end. I lost hope and felt depressed. One faithful day I started checking online on how to get pregnant in the comment section. People were testify about how they got results with Dr Oku I was surprised  about the testimony and decided to talk with him about my own issue… After explaining to him he said I have to purchase some medication from him after getting this medication for 3weeks i became pregnant and I decided to give a testimony for the great healer If you want to talk to DR Oku contact him on whatsapp +2348163425519
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  • Hello sir, m 22 weeks pregnant.. Having period like cramps in left area of my body.. Though I have always felt movement of baby in right now m beginning to feel the movement till my belly button.. Wat could be reason for this pain n cramps.. Please reply

  • I literally broke down in tears watching this because even though I had a perfectly healthy, wonderful pregnancy with my daughter, I remember just praying to God everyday that he allow my baby girl to be born healthy. As you listed off the things that happen to babies who contract CMV, I prayed to Him that your baby girl be okay. I pray that your little beauty is born healthy, joyful, and that she stays that way all her life �� God is truly good and He will always deliver!

  • Hi Dayna, thank you for sharing this beautiful testimony. I’m currently 9 weeks and 5 days and after a recent blood test it says that my CMV is reactive meaning I have CMV but unsure of when i got the CMV. May I know if you were given any antiviral medicine by your doctors when you first found out? Because i was and i’m wondering if this is normal.

  • I have PCOS and thought I could either never have a baby or will have to try for a few years to conceive. But I just found out I have a 15weeks old angel inside me ��❤ Thank you, Dr. J Mansoor for these helpful info and tips. Praying for everyone to have a safe pregnancy and delivery!�� For those who are trying to conceive, sending you a lot of baby dust and don’t give up!❤

  • Im 17 weeks pregnant gynaecologist recomended to take iron tablets it leads to severe vomitting what is the solution for this sir??

  • Mere Allah paakh ki shaan hai…. Beshak….. SubhanAllah…. I m 20 weeks 3 days pregnant….. Alhamdulillah…plzzz. Pray 4 me….. May Allah bless me with beautiful nd healthy baby…. Ameen….

  • What a miracle! This brought tears to my eyes. I am so grateful that your baby’s healthy.❤️ Wishing you the best for the rest of your pregnancy! We love you!

  • I’m 21weeks4days now. This is my first time, so excited! My boy can hear and react to me and my husband around 19 weeks. I think he also exciting when we call and talk to him. Hope my pregnancy safe!

  • Hi sir…. I m 21 weeks pregnant. I have done anomaly scan and the renal pelvis of my baby measures 7 to 8 mm.. is ter any prob for my baby after birth..??

  • This video had me in tears! A true miracle and story of the power of God. Thank you for sharing such a personal experience. I’m so happy that your little one is healthy and growing as she should be!

  • So glad that everything is okay, with you, baby girl #2, zara, and your husband. I know that really was a difficult time for all of y’all. I am so so so happy to hear. You and your body really are a rock, mama! A total bada**! Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy, can’t wait to see your future videos!!!

  • Wow, I’m so sorry you had to go through this but I am so so happy to hear baby girl #2 is perfect and doing okay! You had me in tears and I can’t even imagine! Thank you for sharing your journey ��

  • Am 16 weeks pregnant and it’s been an amazing journey so far. Am so happy I will be having a baby soon. May God see us all through our delivery successfully. Amen

  • thank you! now I am 4 months pregnant, my problem is hypothiroyed and now thyriid level is (1.90) and s.ft4 level is( 22.13) so what can I do do at this time? please advise me!

  • I am 22 weeks and been having this awfull pain just below my right breast. I think that’s where the liver is. It happens when I stand for too long (approx. 15 min) or when I eat. I have spoken to my midwife and she told me that she’s not concerned as its probabily nothing. But I am worried as I am getting this pain everyday in the same place. Could you advise me pls? Thx

  • Allahumduilah iam 23weeks and 3 days pregnant..thank u doctor for sharing us best information about pregnancy and baby growth & development..☺

  • Hi when do you guys start counting pregnancy? When should i start counting the pregnancy of my wife? I want to know how many weeks she is.

  • Sir good afternoon, now I am fifteen week pregnant,from fourteen week doctor gave me iron and calcium tablet, after consuming that tablet I am getting black stools so I am scared is that ok sir. First trimester I took folic acid tablet that was not a problem for me,at fourteen week they scanned and told me the baby is good,when can I get to know the movement of the baby.

  • Hello everyone I’m 16weeks & 4days pregnant and Expecting twins but I’m a lil nervous because I went to my dr.appointment & my doctor could only pick up one heartbeat and informed me not to stress because one baby can just be hiding behind the other ����‍♀️should I be worried?

  • Hello Sir, I heard your video and I found it quite interesting. I write blogs so I have referenced your video in my article. Do refer my article.
    https://wonderhood.in/blogs/second-trimester-reads/babys-development-during-2nd-trimester

  • Your testimony is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it. I’m so happy everything turned out well. Truly a miracle! ����������

  • I’m 24 weeks today ��‍♀️�� with my second daughter pregnancy I love feeling her kicks ���� one year old daughter as well I’m happy in blessed beautiful blessings to all the expected delivery mother’s ����

  • Please pray for my baby.. and even I have cmv. I truly trust God somuch an d God should give this baby without any health issues.. I love my baby somuch.. ���� lord venkateshwara pls bless my baby��

  • Hi Dayna,
    I just subscribed to your channel to follow the rest of your pregnancy. I am 23 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with a primary CMV infection about three weeks ago, our avidity test came back the same as yours, so we’re basically in the same place, except we don’t know yet if it has been passed to her. Our MFM has recommended not to do an amnio until we start to see abnormalities. It is so interesting the different information/ interventions that women receive with the exact same circumstances, it is hard not to compare and just trust the doctors know what they’re doing. Through the whole thing the only recommendation our high-risk doctor has given us is termination, which I have never considered for myself. I had to raise a stink to get them to see us afterwards, and she all she had to say was if we were considering termination she would want to see us more frequently. What? Yesterday we were dropped by our primary ob because they were no longer comfortable providing our care, so right now we’re having to try and find somewhere else that will take us. The whole thing has been an emotional nightmare. It has been so difficult to find information and videos on other women going through the same thing, so thank you for sharing your story. I am so happy to hear that your baby girl does not have CMV, I hope you can go forward with the rest of your pregnancy with some peace and reassurance.

  • Dayna, you’re incredible! Your testimony was exactly what I needed to hear this week and I’m so grateful for your inspired decision to share all of this. Thank you so much and I’ll be praying for you the rest of your pregnancy. ❤️

  • Very beautifully and clearly explained… I’m 23 weeks, 2 days pregnant with my first child… ���� Let’s all have a healthy pregnancy and baby #cheers to all expecting momsss ��

  • Praise God! ❤️
    Will they have to do any more aminos for the remainder of your pregnancy? Or once it’s determined there’s no CMV, are you all clear until she comes? Also, will any future pregnancies be safe since you contracted CMV previously?

  • Wow, I cannot imagine the pain, heartache, and fear of the uncertainty that you experienced for many months. You had my tears flowing. You are such a strong mommamentally, emotionally, and clearly physically! Thank you for your beautiful testimony of the Savior. ����

  • Sir in my 15 the week ultrasound scan report in fetal anotamy,mouth and premaxillary triangle seen….What is the meaning of premaxillary triangle seen…In baby lips formation is any problem?

  • Thank you so much for sharing! That goes to show that you have to listen to your gut when you don’t feel right, even when some doctors try to say it’s no big deal. I am SO glad everything is okay now.
    Thank you for sharing your testimony, that was truly touching to hear. ������

  • I am 15 weeks pregnant last night I experience brown discharge and a clot which was dark in color… Is it something to concern about??? Plz help

  • Oh Dayna! This was so beautiful. I was in tears. I am so sorry for what you have been going through but I am so glad that baby girl is healthy. Sending so much love and prayers your way. <3

  • Thx so much doctor am 18 weeks pregnant and still in second tremester have saved the third video when i reach 25weeks ❤️(first time mom)

  • Wow, God is SO good. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I know it could not have been easy. You really have put some things in my life into perspective. Thank you!