Antenatal Profile is designed to help the pregnancy safer, checking the development and wellbeing of baby and mother.
Weight and height checks in pregnancy- Height and weight are used to calculate the body mass index (BMI). Women who are overweight for their height are at increased risk of problems during pregnancy.Most women put on 10 to 12.5kg (22 to 28lb) in pregnancy, largely after they are 20 weeks pregnant. Much of the extra weight is because the baby is growing, but the body also stores fat for making breast milk after birth.
It's important to eat the right foods and do regular exercise during the pregnancy.
- Antenatal urine tests-Urine is checked for several things, including protein. If this is found in your urine, it means infection that needs to be treated. It may also be a sign of pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia affects 5% of pregnancies and can lead to a variety of problems, including fits (seizures). If left untreated, it can be life-threatening. Pre-eclampsia can also affect the growth and health of the baby. Women with the condition usually feel perfectly well.
- Blood pressure tests in pregnancy-Blood pressure is checked at every antenatal visit. A rise in blood pressure later in pregnancy could be a sign of pre-eclampsia. It's very common for the blood pressure to be lower in the middle of pregnancy than at other times. This isn't a problem, but it may make the mother feel lightheaded if she gets up quickly.
Blood tests in pregnancy-As part of antenatal care, several blood tests are done. Some are offered to all women while others are only offered if she is at risk of a particular infection or condition. All the tests are done to make the pregnancy safer or check that the baby is healthy.Blood test is done for three infectious diseases, HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis
The tests are recommended to protect the health through early treatment and care, and reduce any risk of passing on an infection to the baby, partner or other family members.
Blood group should be checked for any blood transfusion needed in the course of pregnancy and birth. The test tells whether the blood group is rhesus negative or rhesus positive.
Women who are rhesus negative may need extra care to reduce the risk of rhesus disease. Rhesus disease can happen if a pregnant woman who is rhesus negative develops antibodies that attack the baby's blood cells. This can lead to anaemia and jaundice in the baby. If it is rhesus negative, she may be offered injections during pregnancy to prevent from producing these antibodies. This is safe for both mother and baby.
Anaemia makes the mother tired and less able to cope with loss of blood at the time of birth.
Gestational diabetes may develop in pregnancy (gestational diabetes) if mother:
- had diabetes in pregnancy before
- had a baby weighing 4.5kg (9.9lb) or more before
- have a close relative with diabetes
- are of southeast Asian, black Caribbean or Middle Eastern origin
- Complete Haemogram(28 Tests)
- BT & CT(Bleeding & Coagulation Time)
- HBsAg(Hepatitis B)
- HCV(Hepatitis C)
- HIV 1+2 (AIDS)
- Urine-Routine(18 Tests)
- PAP Smear
- Rubella IgG & IgM
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- Chandan Hospital: Lucknow(phone no.)
- Chandan Diagnostic: Haldwani(phone no.), Dehradun(phone no.)
- Indra Diagnostic: Lucknow-Indra Nagar(phone no.), Lucknow-Aliganj(phoneno.)