When is it better to register in a antenatal clinic

Every woman, being pregnant, asks herself a question when it is best to register in a antenatal clinic. Many say, the earlier – the better, some may even say that this is superfluous. And listen to friends, so generally get confused. But many doubt that a new life originated in them and only a trip to the doctor will help determine pregnancy.

First, we will determine why you need to register in a antenatal clinic and what it gives.

Why is it necessary to register in a antenatal clinic?

The first three months of intrauterine development in the baby, all internal organs are formed, and if the expectant mother has any deviations, then this will affect the health of the future baby. If you diagnose a particular health problem in a timely manner, you can avoid troubles in the future.

Therefore, it is better not to postpone with a trip to the antenatal clinic. And do it at 7-12 weeks. Why not earlier, you ask? Because up to 8 weeks, the probability of involuntary miscarriage is very high. If your pregnancy is planned, you can easily determine the exact deadline and go to the doctor on time.

On the first day of visiting the doctor, you will be measured weight, height and blood pressure. Will lead an individual exchange card, where the whole history of pregnancy, the results of the tests, as well as the ultrasound will be recorded. Exchange card is a document that the expectant mother should always have next to her. After that, you will be set by the estimated term and date of childbirth.

Necessary tests

Also, when registering in a female consultation, you will be sent to pass such tests:

In the initial period of pregnancy, you will determine your blood group;

Rhesus factor;

general analysis of urine and blood;

Analysis of Wasserman’s reaction to syphilis;

HIV analysis;

smears from the pharynx of the mouth, nose, vagina;


a trip to genetics, according to certain indications;

HBSAG test (hepatitis C).

Mandatory tests in the second trimester

In the second trimester of pregnancy, it is necessary to pass the following tests:

analysis for alpha-phytoprotein, estriol, chorionic gonadotropin at 16-18 weeks of pregnancy (in order to be sure that the baby has no congenital pathologies);

repeated ultrasound;

also a study of the cervix, if necessary, according to indications.

At each visit of the Women’s Clinic, the doctor is obliged to measure the temperature and body weight, pulse frequency, rhythm. Starting from the 20th week, measure the circumference of the abdomen, the height of the bottom of the uterus, the condition of the fetus by palpation of the abdomen. And also monitor the state of your legs, on the subject of swelling. Do not forget about urine and blood tests.

In the third trimester, if the pregnancy proceeds normally, the clinic should be visited once every two weeks, and starting from 36 weeks – once a week.

Nastemers note

If you are during giving a baby, you feel that something is wrong-do not joke with this, but immediately see a doctor, because this is the life and health of you and your baby.

Signs at which you should immediately contact the clinic:

bloody discharge from the vagina (especially in the first and last trimester);

pulling pain in the lower abdomen;

fever, dizziness, vomiting;

If you are sick with SARS;

The fetal move was decreased or even stopped;

leakage or pouring of amniotic fluid ahead of schedule;

Traffic jam.

The author of Sysoy Vika

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