If you are currently expecting or have ever received prenatal care, you likely know the perceived hassle of giving a urine sample at the beginning of every visit, having your blood drawn multiple times throughout your pregnancy, or kicking off your last trimester by chugging that super sweet orange beverage.
But all of those screenings exist for a reason. It can be easy to mistake symptoms of serious pregnancy issues with normal pregnancy ailments (think nausea and fatigue). Screenings help your provider detect some of the “unexpecteds” when you’re expecting.
Here are three common prenatal issues and the screenings for them. The next time you’re at a prenatal appointment and sliding your arm into a blood pressure cuff, you’ll know why it is so important.
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