As part of your prenatal care, your doctor or midwife will suggest several different tests. These tests give information on how you and your growing baby are doing and can help you prepare for a healthy future.
Routine tests are those that happen during your regular prenatal checkups to help your doctor or midwife know how you and your growing baby are doing. Routine tests include:
Early in your pregnancy, your doctor or midwife will discuss prenatal tests to detect the risk or presence of a birth defect or serious disease in your baby.
Can be performed at any time before or during pregnancy
Done at 10 to 13 weeks
Done at 15 to 22 weeks
Spans 10 to 22 weeks
Usually done at 10 to 13 weeks
Usually done at 15 to 20 weeks