When should I have my first pregnancy check-up?

The article was consulted professionally by Master, Dr Ta Quoc Tau – Obstetrics and Gynecology Department – Share99 Da Nang International Health Hub.

Good health care during pregnancy will help the baby have a healthy start at birth. Therefore, the time of the first pregnancy examination is very important for the mother as well as the fetus.

1. When is the time to have your first pregnancy check-up?

Currently, pregnancy examination becomes simpler and more popular thanks to the development of modern medicine. However, it is important that not all pregnant mothers determine the time of the first pregnancy examination.

For the first two weeks after successful conception, the egg will stay in the proboscis for about 48 hours and perform cell division operations. After about 2 to 3 days the prince will move into the uterus and nest there. Once you've realized you're pregnant, your mother should visit a medical facility with an obstetrics specialties. Each pregnancy examination corresponding to each gestational age has different specific purposes. For example, an ultrasound of the first pregnancy will be to determine if the mother is actually pregnant or not, single or multiple pregnancies, intra-pregnancy or intra-uterus pregnancy and whether the mother is accompanied by other problems …

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Each pregnancy check-up corresponding to each gestational age has a different specific purpose

2. What will be included in the first pregnancy visit?

The first pregnancy examination is the most important first step during pregnancy. Usually, the doctor will examine in detail the health history of the mother, check the current health situation and do the necessary tests.

The first pregnancy examination consists of 5 basic and indispensable order:

2.1. Q&A about mother's medical history and health

In order to achieve the best effect on the first pregnancy examination as well as at the next pregnancy visits, mothers need to provide details about their medical history as well as their health to help doctors understand. With this step, the pregnant mother needs to prepare to answer questions for the following issues:

  • Mother's history of illness
  • Chronic diseases that mothers have (if any)
  • Commonly used m mother medicines
  • Have you ever had surgery, if so?
  • Is there a history of allergies?
  • Do you have family's birth problems or genetic diseases?
  • What are your mother's previous and current diets and diets?
  • I use narcotics or stimulants such as cigarettes, alcohol… Or not?
  • History of pregnancy of previous times (if any).

This information will help the doctor evaluate as well as predict the factors that can affect the pregnancy process of the mother. Therefore, mothers need to bring a medical examination book as well as prepare answers before going to the pregnancy for the first time.

2.2. Ask about pregnancy

First, the doctor will have a general examination to confirm the mother's pregnancy through questions such as: When was the last menstruation? What are the manifestations of pregnancy of the mother?…

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You need to provide details about your medical history and health to help your doctor understand

2.3. Detailed examination of current health status

On the first pregnancy visit, the doctor will check the health situation of the pregnant mother, namely:

  • Check the cardiovascular, respiratory, pectoral and abdominal cavities.
  • Measure blood pressure, used as a basis for comparison with later pregnancy visits.
  • Check weight, height.
  • In some cases, the mother will be more closely examined for the genital organs and pelvic area.

2.4. Perform some necessary tests

Depending on the medical facility, the mother may have to perform different tests. However, the basic tests of a pregnant mother in the first pregnancy examination always include one or more of the following tests:

  • Blood type test and med mother's anemia level, HCG beta test
  • ultrasound
  • Urine tests
  • Testing to test for the likelihood of infection with sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, hepatitis B …
  • Pregnant mothers who are at risk of diabetes or are suffering from the disease will have to get more tests for diabetes

2.5. Doctor answers pregnant mother's questions

If the pregnant mother still has more questions to be consulted, she can also talk to the doctor on the first pregnancy visit. Therefore, please record questions, phenomena or concerns during pregnancy to be answered by your own doctor. This will help the mother to be able to rest assured and not be stressed or anxious during the nine months of pregnancy.

3. Notes to remember when going to the first pregnancy examination

In addition to paying attention to the time, the pregnant mother should also pay attention to the following when going to the first pregnancy examination:

  • It is necessary to select a doctor or reputable medical facility so that the first pregnancy examination takes place in the right process, safe and highly effective.
  • Prepare your questions in advance by listing them on paper or in notes for the best answers from your doctor.
  • Please note that the results of the first pregnancy examination should be retained as a basis for diagnosis and follow-up for future pregnancy visits.
  • During the first pregnancy examination, the doctor will plan a regular pregnancy examination for the mother, advise on diet, work, rest, personal hygiene, physical exercise and husband and wife activities, as well as prescribe medications and vitamins necessary for the development of the fetus.
  • In particular, in case the pregnant woman has the accompanying pathology or the condition of the fetus through the ultrasound of the pregnancy is not well, the monitoring and treatment in the first place is extremely necessary and meaningful for the mother.

Once a pregnancy is determined, in the first 3 months, the pregnant woman should take good care of her health because this is the most sensitive time during pregnancy. In order for the mother and baby to be healthy, the mother needs to adjust the nutrition, rest appropriately, good for the development of the fetus, especially in the first 3 months it is easy to miscarry, pregnant women with a history of miscarriage, premature birth need to be very cautious during this period. In addition, the first 3 months are also the time to perform the most accurate pre-birth screening tests for babies, early detection of birth defects such as Down's disease. Therefore, choosing the address of maternity care and pregnancy ultrasound is very important. The effectiveness of ultrasound methods of diagnosing fetal malformations depends a lot on the doctor's level, modern equipment.

Share99 International Health Hub is a high-quality medical facility that is highly appreciated by customers for the quality of examination and treatment as well as professional services. Share99 has the most modern equipment system, with the most advanced ultrasound machines in the world and a team of obstetricians experienced in diagnosis and pre-birth intervention to help monitor obstetrics well and detect fetal malformations early.

To help mothers feel secure during 9 months and 10 days, Share99 currently has many maternity packages (12-27-36 weeks), of which the 12-week package maternity program helps monitor the health of mothers and babies from the beginning of pregnancy, detect early and promptly intervene health problems. In addition to the usual services, the 12-week maternity monitoring program has special services that other maternity packages do not have such as: Double Test or Triple Test for Fetal Malformations; dosing tests of neovascular factors for pre-seizure diagnosis; thyroid screening tests; Rubella test; testing for parasites transmitted from mother to child seriously affects the brain and physical development of the baby after birth …

Master. Dr Ta Quoc Original is a Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Obstetrician and Gynecologist of Thai Nguyen Tw General Health Hub, Deputy Dean of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of University of Medicine. The doctor has a full range of practice certificates in the field of obstetrics and gynecology such as ultrasound, laparoscopic surgery, endoscopy and cervical incul burning, artificial insefining (IUI) …

Experience and strengths in the fields of:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound
  • Laparoscopic surgery in gynecology
  • Pre-production consulting
  • Examination and consultation of gynecology diseases
  • Rare examination and consultation, performing the technique of pumping sperm into the uterus chamber,
  • Pre-vaccination screening and post-vaccination response handling…

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