Pregnancy Pregnancy and Preparations Physical Checkup before Pregnancy
Pregnancy and Preparations
Physical Checkup before Pregnancy
Essential Checkups Before Pregnancy
- It is essential for both to-be-parents to go through a physical checkup before/after marriage
- If a woman who has illness desires to get pregnant, she must consult with an expert.
- ① Rubella
If a 12 week-old fetus is infected with rubella, more than 80% of them are likely to be born with congenital anomalies. Similarly, more or less than 10% of 4 month-old fetuses are likely to suffer from auditory disorders and nerve disorders. If you have no antibodies, you need to receive a vaccination and try to conceive after a month.
- ② Blood Type and Anemia
A pregnant woman who is found to be Rh negative from a blood type test should be managed appropriately. It is recommended to figure out the severity of anemia before pregnancy and correct it accordingly.
- ③ Syphilis
A baby can be infected with syphilis through the placenta. It is highly treatable, thus, it is advised that the mother receives the test while preparing for pregnancy. It is always safe to take numerous tests for venereal diseases, including an AIDS test.
- ④ Breast X-Ray
It is recommended to check if a mother has any symptoms of tuberculosis and other types of lung-related diseases through a breast X-ray before pregnancy. Those who have active tuberculosis must have it treated before conception.
- ⑤ Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar
If a mother has a high blood pressure or diabetes, she must take caution and receive proper treatment before conception.
Essential Obstetric Examination before Pregnancy
- ① Cervical Cancer
Any woman who has had sexual intercourse must receive an examination once a year.
- ② Breast Cancer
Develop a habit of performing a self-diagnose by pressing both breasts with one hand right after the period is over to see if there are any lumps or pain. Young females need to receive a regular checkup once every two to three years.
- ③ Ultrasonic Waves
Check if there is an ovarian cyst, if the uterus is deformed, and if there is any adhesion or polypus on the uterus membrane. This is to see if your uterus has the optimal environment for conception and, if found to be abnormal, appropriate treatment must follow.
Basic Before-Delivery Examinations
||Deciding on when to use iron supplements by finding out whether anemic or not.
|Blood type test
An Rh-negative mother can cause fetal hemolytic syndrome.
This is to prepare for a transfusion in case of a hemorrhage during pregnancy or after delivery
||If infected with rubella at the early stage of pregnancy, fetal abnormalities may ensue.
If the mother is a hepatitis B carrier, the newborn baby is vulnerable to vertical transmission. Its infection must be prevented.
If the mother is infected with syphilis, the newborn baby may contract it to cause abnormalities or a miscarriage.
The mother must be treated.
||This is to confirm that the mother is free from albuminuria and cystitis.
If the mother is infected with AIDS, the newborn baby is vulnerable to vertical transmission.
Its infection must be prevented.
|Cervical cancer test
||Regular cervical cancer tests are necessary