Day: 29 May 2020

Prenatal screening

First & Second Trimester Screenings In this article, we describe and compare the first and second trimester screenings, and non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). Please note that the first and second trimester screening dates on this page are taken from the Women’s and Children’s Health Network (SA), however dates may differ slightly among states/territories. Prenatal screening …

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The booking visit

The Booking Visit Your first antenatal appointment is also often called the ‘booking visit’ and happens at about 10-12 weeks. If you decide on private care, this appointment will be with your chosen care provider (obstetrician or midwife). If you choose care in a public hospital, then this appointment will most likely be with a …

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Confirming Pregnancy

Confirming Pregnancy If you are trying to get pregnant or are late for a period, you can test for pregnancy at home, with your GP or a private midwife. Pregnancy tests work by detecting a specific hormone called human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) which is released by the placenta. The level of hCG in the mother’s …

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