SECOND OPINION 5 | Prenatal Testing | BCBS

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I'm Dr Loralei Thornburg and I'm here to tell you about five tests to talk to your doctor about during pregnancy the first one HIV finding out your HIV status can be scary but knowing your HIV status can make sure that you and your baby get treated during pregnancy and delivery and help prevent transmission of the HIV virus to your baby the next test first-trimester screening are non-invasive prenatal testing both the bees are blood tests that let you know whether your baby is an increased risk for things like Down syndrome extra chromosomes trisomy 13 18 finding out if you're an increased risk in how these different tests work is important to decide which one is right for you the next test you're gonna wanna talk to your doctor about is your anatomic ultrasound this test is more than finding out if it's a boy or a girl this test find out your baby has any structural physical problems that you're gonna need to know before birthmake sure this test is done interpreted by a doctor who routinely does fetal ultrasound to get the most information possible the fourth test you're gonna wanna talk to your doctor about glucose screening this test were you drinking sugary beverage and then get bloodwork let us know if you have gestational diabetes gestational diabetes put you at increased risk for pregnancy complications and getting it under control help prevent these the last test group B strep this is a bacteria in the vagina the women and if you have it it can cause complications for your baby finding out if you have it can help us treat you with antibiotics in labor and help prevent these complications finding out the risks benefits and how all the prenatal test work can help you in your baby have the best possible outcome and that's your second opinion 5 Bluecross Blueshield is a proud sponsor of Second Opinion Live Fearless

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