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There’s still quite a bit of your pregnancy ahead of you, but the second trimester can be a time where you really enjoy your pregnancy. More.
As any side effects of early pregnancy start to fade, you can really start to enjoy your pregnancy. Here more tests are explained:
You’ll be asked for a sample of urine at each clinic visit. It’s tested for:
If you have decided to have second-trimester maternal serum screening it can be done from now until 20 weeks, but ideally before 18 weeks.
The best time for this test is between 14 and 18 weeks of pregnancy when levels are stable.
Many factors can affect the results:
Remember – these tests cannot tell you if your baby definitely does or doesn’t have a problem. They simply tell you whether there is a high or low chance of a problem. If you are given a ‘high risk’ result you could go on to have further tests or do nothing.
If you are not reassured by your screening result, talk to a specialist.