Normal and High-risk pregnancies
At your first visit Dr Kashyap will take a general and obstetric history and perform a general examination. Around 8 weeks is a good time for this first visit as you will generally be able to see your baby for the first time on the office ultrasound. He will discuss routine investigations including Down Syndrome screening.
Please contact the office as soon as you become aware of your pregnancy as some hospitals require you to book early to confirm a place. None of these visits or blood tests are compulsory and more or less may be appropriate in an individual patient.
At this visit, we will discuss your general health and well-being, as well as check your immunity to Rubella and chickenpox so that vaccination may be organised if required. Also, ensure you are taking folic acid.
This is the optimum time for your initial antenatal visit. Your doctor will see you to review your medical history as well as discuss the routine tests and answer any questions you may have. An ultrasound is offered at this visit to confirm gestation.Blood tests are usually done at 10 weeks to coincide with the Down syndrome screening blood test and include:
This visit is usually spent discussing the results of your routine blood tests and the results of the blood test and ultrasound for Down syndrome screening.
This visit is to review the results of your routine 18-20 week ultrasound.
At this visit, results of the Glucose Challenge test will be discussed and anti-D given if indicated.
Repeat anti-D if indicated.
At this visit, your doctor will offer an ultrasound to confirm your baby is coming “head first”.
Weekly visits until delivery.