Lessons Learned: Fetal Tests and Checks During Pregnancy

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If you or your spouse is currently pregnant and if you’re as curious as I am, you may wonder about all the checks and tests you and your unborn baby will go through. During your pregnancy, you may hear a lot of new terms and not everything may make sense.

That’s especially true if there are complications or if doctors decide to keep a close eye on your baby because of an abnormal test result. My wife and I were exactly in that situation when our baby boy was diagnosed with low PAPP-A levels.

So in this post, I’ll attempt to share all the good information we learned piece by piece and over the course of several weeks, in a consolidated form. This is meant to equip you with some basic knowledge so that you can ask your doctor the right questions.

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