First Prenatal Health Checkup
The first visit to the doctor after pregnancy is confirmed is the longest, as he/she may ask you many questions regarding your medical history and previous pregnancies. The OB/GYN will test for various aspects of your medical health to know what you will need for a healthy pregnancy and to avoid any possible complication.
The doctor can also ask about your parents’ medical history to get information of any diseases transmitted by genes. You may need to give blood and urine samples for some of the following medical tests:
- Blood Pressure
- Body Weight
- Hematology – WBC(White Blood Cells), RBC(Red Blood Cells), Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, Platlets, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosinophils, Basophils, Neutrophils, MCV (Mean Corpuscular Volume), MCH (Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin) and MCHC (Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration)
- Urine Examination – Appearance, albumin, Sugar, RBC (HPF), WBC(HPF), Epithelial Cells (HPF), Crystal (HPF), CASTs/ LPF, Bacterial Flora etc.
- HIV 1&2
- Australia Antigen (HBsAg) Test ELISA – HBsAg stands for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen also known as Australia Antigen. Here ELISA stands for Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay and it is a method or technique used to detect presence of antibodies or antigens in a sample. This test shows presence or absence of Hepatitis B Virus Infection.
- Presence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
- Ultrasound for Fetal health checkup.
- RH Factor (Rhesus Factor)
- Examination of stomach, vaginal and pelvic area by the gynecologist.
- Immunization Requirements if any.