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The importance of blood tests during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time full of miracles, but also a time when careful medical monitoring is essential. An important part of this is blood tests, or blood tests, during pregnancy. In this blog we explain why blood tests during pregnancy are so important, what exactly is examined and what you can expect from the results.

Why is blood testing necessary?

During pregnancy, your baby shares your circulatory system. It is therefore crucial to check for conditions that could affect your baby's health. A timely diagnosis allows you to receive timely treatment, if necessary.

When do you have blood drawn?

We recommend having a blood test before the 10th week of your pregnancy. As soon as you discover that you are pregnant and have been referred to an obstetrician by your GP, make an appointment for blood tests immediately. If you discover that you are pregnant later in your pregnancy, blood tests will be carried out urgently.

What is determined?

During the blood test, various aspects of your health are checked:

  • Blood group and antibodies: Determination of your blood group and whether you have antibodies against other blood groups.
  • Infectious diseases: Screening for infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis and lues, which if left untreated can be dangerous to your baby.
  • Sugar content: Checking the sugar level in your blood, which is important for detecting gestational diabetes.
  • Hemoglobin: Hemoglobin levels, essential for the oxygen supply to your organs and your baby.

Result of the examination

The results of the blood test will be discussed with you during your next appointment with the midwife. If treatments or additional examinations are required, we will guide you in this and refer you to a specialist if necessary.

Costs of blood tests

The blood test is usually reimbursed by your health insurer and is deducted from your personal contribution. If follow-up examination or treatment is required, these costs are usually also covered by your health insurance.

Conclusion

Taking blood samples during pregnancy is a crucial step in ensuring your health and that of your baby. It allows us to identify and address potential risks early. At Verloskundigen we ensure that you receive the best possible care and support during this special period in your life. For more information or to make an appointment for blood tests, please contact us.

With kind regards,

The midwives of PuurBegin

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