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Every expectant mother should eat properly, get enough rest, and go to the doctor for regularly scheduled prenatal visits. This section helps you understand how to manage your pregnancy and explains the common discomforts you may experience.

Prenatal Care And Staying Healthy

Nutrition And Medication

Tests

  • Common prenatal tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MSAFP) screen
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling
  • Genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis
  • HIV testing of pregnant women

Life During Pregnancy

Potential Complications




Review Date: 2/20/2007
Reviewed By: Douglas A. Levine, MD, Gynecology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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