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What to expect when you’re expecting – a guide to blood tests in pregnancy
What to expect when you’re expecting – a guide to blood tests in pregnancy (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 300,000 babies are born in Australia each year and Pathology Awareness Australia wants to ensure expectant parents are informed about the many pathology tests on offer and what they are for. Trimester 1: 6-8 weeks’ pregnancy On the first ... Read More »

TGA completes review of home-use pregnancy test kits
TGA completes review of home-use pregnancy test kits (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The TGA has completed a review of all human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) pregnancy self-test kits on the Australian market to ensure they meet sensitivity claims. Some devices were found not to work reliably and accurately and have either been corrected ... Read More »

6 weeks pregnant: Doctors appointments and health information
6 weeks pregnant: Doctors appointments and health information (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If you haven’t already seen your doctor, you should book in for your first antenatal visit. This is important to: Determine an accurate estimated date of delivery (due date of your baby); Check for any infections that may harm your ... Read More »

6 weeks pregnant: Key points
6 weeks pregnant: Key points (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pregnancy week 6 is a time of rapid embryo development and change for pregnant mums. Changes for mum You have probably noticed your period is missing by this week. Pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) production by the placenta has ... Read More »

Predicting the viability of pregnancy
Predicting the viability of pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Measuring progesterone levels in women with pain or bleeding during early pregnancy is a useful way to help discriminate between a viable and a non-viable pregnancy, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The results suggest that a low level ... Read More »

Simple test for gestational diabetes
Simple test for gestational diabetes (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The increasingly common condition of gestational diabetes can have serious consequences for both the mother and child if left untreated. Prompt diagnosis and therapy can protect against these consequences. A new testing method developed at the MedUni Vienna now makes ... Read More »

5 weeks pregnant: Doctor appointments
5 weeks pregnant: Doctor appointments (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Your missed period this week was probably the first sign of your pregnancy and you may have already performed a home pregnancy test to find out if this is really ‘it’. It’s also important to visit your doctor for a ... Read More »

4 weeks pregnant: Key points
4 weeks pregnant: Key points (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Changes for mum Your baby is starting its second week of growth and you may notice some early symptoms of pregnancy. Your heart rate may increase slightly because your blood volume increases so that there is enough blood to support ... Read More »

4 weeks pregnant: Changes for mum
4 weeks pregnant: Changes for mum (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There are many changes going on inside your body that you’re not aware of, and some very subtle changes to the appearance of your body which may give you the first signs that you’re pregnant. Increased blood volume Immediately after ... Read More »

4 weeks pregnant: Pregnancy health and lifestyle information
4 weeks pregnant: Pregnancy health and lifestyle information (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Doctor’s appointments and tests If you did not see a health professional for preconception care (see Pregnancy Planning for more information) you should visit a doctor this week. Many interventions which can help keep your baby healthy during pregnancy are ... Read More »

 
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