Pregnant? Let the Testing Begin

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Shortly after learning you’re pregnant, you’ll need to see a doctor to ensure you and your baby are healthy and developing properly. Beginning with your first appointment, and continuing throughout your pregnancy, you’ll undergo lots of tests to be sure everything is going smoothly.  

If your doctor talks about a “prenatal panel,” she’s referring to a group of tests that will be given at the start of your pregnancy. Results will provide your doctor with a profile of your health. It will be referred to again and again as your pregnancy progresses. Obstetrician/gynecologist Charles Hageman, MD, explains why the panel is important.

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Your prenatal panel is just one part of your first appointment with your doctor. Dr. Hageman describes what else you can expect. 

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As the soon-to-be mom, you also have an important role to play in caring for your unborn baby. Obstetrician/gynecologist Gregory Siewny, MD, explains. 

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