There are several tests that are done to monitor the baby and avoid complications during pregnancy. These include ultrasound, non-stress tests, biophysical profile (BPP), fetal movement counting, amniocentesis and stress test or oxytocin challenge
The most important concern of any expectant mother is her baby’s health. During pregnancy certain basic investigation such as routine urine examination, ultrasound, blood examination for hemoglobin, blood grouping and typing, for infections such as syphilis are done in all women. These tests are done to ensure overall well being of the mother and the fetus. Women with gestational diabetes need more frequent antenatal checkups as compared to a woman with normal pregnancy especially in the last three months of pregnancy. If you have gestational diabetes your doctor may recommend additional tests to assess the condition of the fetus before birth.
Tests that may be done include:
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