Antenatal Tests for You and Your Baby
Carrying a child inside your womb entails extra care and attention. To make sure that you and the baby are healthy, it is important that you get regular check-ups and have antenatal tests.
From the root words “ante” meaning before and “natal” meaning birth, antenatal or pre-natal tests are conducted on pregnant women before giving birth to help your ob-gyn check for potential risks of pregnancy and childbirth complications that can affect you and your baby.
In addition to detection of risks and addressing them early on, antenatal tests are also designed to clear your doubts and help you have a safer pregnancy through proper monitoring of the fetus’ development throughout your pregnancy journey.
This article will help you have a better understanding of the purpose of antenatal tests and why they are important—so you can make an informed decision whether to have them or not.