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The First Trimester Of Pregnancy

(Time to Cherish)

The first trimester of pregnancy is a time full of joy and happiness for the upcoming pregnancy. But at the same time comes the responsibility of looking after not only yourself but also the tiny baby that’s growing inside you. This little life growing in your womb will be a tiny human being in a short span of nine months.  

It is recommended for you to start taking Folic acid (800 micrograms) once a day at least 2 to 3 months before you are planning a pregnancy. However,  if the pregnancy comes as a surprise, you can start taking the folic acid as soon as possible. This medication is to prevent certain birth defects. This is an over-the-counter medication and can be bought without prescription from the doctor. 

Once you know that you’re pregnant you must make an appointment with the doctor, preferably around the 6th week of the pregnancy. In case of an emergency please visit the emergency department anytime of the day or night. 

The First Trimester Of Pregnancy

(Time to Cherish)

The first trimester of pregnancy is a time full of joy and happiness for the upcoming pregnancy. But at the same time comes the responsibility of looking after not only yourself but also the tiny baby that’s growing inside you. This little life growing in your womb will be a tiny human being in a short span of nine months.  

It is recommended for you to start taking Folic acid (800 micrograms) once a day at least 2 to 3 months before you are planning a pregnancy. However,  if the pregnancy comes as a surprise, you can start taking the folic acid as soon as possible. This medication is to prevent certain birth defects. This is an over-the-counter medication and can be bought without prescription from the doctor. 

Once you know that you’re pregnant you must make an appointment with the doctor, preferably around the 6th week of the pregnancy. In case of an emergency please visit the emergency department anytime of the day or night. 

On your visit to the doctor, please take this opportunity to discuss your diet and lifestyle in pregnancy, including physical activity that you can undertake. 

 

There are certain very important things that need to be done in the first trimester. These include some blood tests which your doctor will recommend. 

 

If your visit to the doctor is at or after 6 weeks of pregnancy, your doctor will do an ultrasound examination as a preliminary check on baby. Your doctor will then arrange further follow-up scans based on the result of the test. It is important to note that there may be some discrepancy between dates and this can affect the results of the scan. 

 

A formal ultrasound appointment will be made with the ultrasonologist between 11 and 13 weeks of pregnancy. This is a very important investigation that needs to be done in the first trimester. This is the first anomaly scan of the baby where certain abnormalities can be picked. 

 

The antenatal visits with your doctor can vary from 2 weeks to 4 weeks.

 

If your blood tests are done at Medicsi, your doctor will review their results and they will get in touch with you in case of any abnormalities. If the blood tests are done from outside then you will be responsible to make an appointment with the doctor to discuss the blood test reports.

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Medicsi, established in 2006, prioritizes cutting-edge diagnostic technology in the treatment decisions of our patients. Our institution emphasizes patient comfort and employs competent senior consultants to oversee their care.

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  • All Post
  • Baby Health Matters
  • Healthy Life Tips
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  • Surgical Expertise
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    • Labour

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