Post Pregnancy Care

So your pregnant, Congratulations – what do you do next?
You can potentially boost your chances of conceiving by making sure your body is healthy enough to become pregnant and support a developing baby.

Half the battle is won, but we need to win the war.

  • Pregnancy test / BHCGis done approximately on the 17th day of embryo transfer or for other treatments on the day of the missed period patient is the called on the 21st day of embryo transfer for a scan to confirm the gestation sac; we can also know the number of sacs and rule out the rare ectopic. Once this is confirmed, a second scan is done 1 week later to confirm viability of the fetus or multiple fetuses (DATING SCAN)
  • If in the rare event of a multiple pregnancies (more than two eg: Triplets or more) an embryo reductionwill be undertaken at SWCIC between 7-9weeks of gestation1st TIFFA will be requested at 11-13 weeks; if all is well for Twin gestations a cervical circlage will be offered.

At Secunderabad women`s Hospital, we ask patients to keep up Appointments and Medicines for a safe pregnancy.

14-16 weeks:

  • We will measure your weight, blood pressure and foetal heart
  • Triple Marker test

18-22 weeks: Anomaly scan/Second TIFFA

  • We will measure your weight, blood pressure and foetal heart You will have an ultrasound scan to check the physical development of your baby. Remember, the main purpose of this scan is to check that there are no physical abnormalities.

25 weeks pregnant

  • check the size of your uterus
  • We will measure your weight, blood pressure and check fetal heart
  • and test your urine for protein

28 weeks

  • measure your weight, foetal heart and blood pressure and test your urine for protein
  • first anti-D treatment if you are rhesus negative
  • First TT dose
  • Betamethasone injectionif you are at risk of having the baby early
  • Request for a growth scan which may be repeated once in 2-3 weeks if you are having twins/triplets or the baby measures small for dates.
  • Glucose Tolerance test to detect Diabetes

31-32 weeks

  • use a tape measure to measure the size of your uterus
  • measure your blood pressure, weight, foetal heart and test your urine for protein
  • Tests for genetic or other problems also may be done, especially if you are 35 or older or if you had a genetic problem in a past pregnancy.
  • Your doctor may ask you to keep track of how much your baby moves every day. FETAL MOVEMENTS MUST BE MORE THAN 10/DAY

34 weeks

  • review, discuss and record the results of any screening tests from the last appointment
  • use a tape measure to measure the size of your uterus
  • measure your blood pressure and test your urine for protein
  • Betamethasone injection if you are at risk of having the baby early
  • offer your second anti-D treatmentif you are rhesus negative

36 weeks

  • use a tape measure to measure the size of your uterus
  • check the position of your baby
  • measure your blood pressure and test your urine for protein

We Offer Elective LSCS For Our IVF-ICSI Patients At 37 Weeks, Twins At 36 Weeks And Triplets At 35 Completed Weeks38 weeks

  • use a tape measure to measure the size of your uterus
  • measure your blood pressure, check the foetal heart and test your urine for protein

40 weeks

  • use a tape measure to measure the size of your uterus
  • measure your blood pressure, check the foetal heart and test your urine for protein
  • offer a membrane sweep, discuss the options and choices for induction of labour
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