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Pre-natal Care

Your best start at the first sign of life.

You and your baby deserve pre-natal care that best suits your needs and sets you on a journey to a happy and healthy BIRTH DAY.

Whether you’re a first time pregnant mom or an experienced mother with a growing family, we are dedicated to making your pregnancy and childbirth an event to remember and celebrate.

About Pre-natal Care

Pre-natal care is defined as proper and timely care for pregnant moms. This process begins at the moment of conception or a plan for conception. Pre-natal care determines health status, fetal age, and prepares mom towards a healthy and successful pregnancy from first trimester (14 weeks); second trimester (28 weeks) until the third trimester (29th-42nd weeks). Mom’s regular pre-natal care involves medical history, pre-natal tests, and ultrasound under the expert guidance of an OB-GYNE.

Medical History

  • Medical and/or psychosocial problems
  • Blood pressure, height, and weight
  • Breast and cervical exam
  • Date of your last menstrual period (an accurate LMP is helpful when determining gestational age and due date)
  • Birth control methods
  • History of abortions and/or miscarriages
  • Hospitalizations
  • Medications and medication allergies being taken
  • Family’s medical history

All Pre-Natal Package selections come with the following FREEBIES:

  • Mother’s book for pre-natal check-ups
  • Privilege Card for up to 10% discount with partner establishments.
  • Mothers’ Class on pre-natal, post-natal, breastfeeding, family planning, and detecting brain problems.
  • Access to pre-natal education resources

Pre-natal Tests

Urinalysis

Urinalysis is undertaken to assess bladder or kidney infections, diabetes, dehydration, and preeclampsia by screening for high levels of sugar, proteins, ketones (a common complication of diabetes), and bacteria. This is required during the first prenatal checkup and then periodically as deemed necessary, during pre-natal consults and visits with the OB-GYNE.

Blood Count

is a test that evaluates the red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets (PLTs) that circulate in the blood. This is needed to identify and prevent problems like anemia that may pose a threat to the mother and the baby. This test is done at the beginning of pregnancy and a few more time as pregnancy progresses, when indicated.

Method ABO Typing

is for the purpose of pre-transfusion compatibility testing in the event of an emergency blood transfusion. The accuracy of this test is crucial during the pre-natal stage to prevent immune mediated hemolytic transfusion reactions that may result to severe disseminated intravascular coagulation or thickening of the blood, renal failure, and death.

Screening or Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Screening

is a crucial test to check for acute, recent, or chronic hepatitis B infection.

Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) test

is used to screen for syphilis or sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is done as a screening test during the first pre-natal visit, repeated on the third trimester and finally, at the time of delivery.

Oral Glucose Challenge Test

screens for gestational diabetes. A sweetened liquid with 50 grams of glucose is given to the patient to drink. After one hour, a blood sample is taken from a vein in the arm that indicates how the body processed the glucose solution, the result will lead your OB-GYNE’s recommendation on dietary requirements or medical interventions if and when called for.

Pap Smear (Histopath)

is usually done on the first pre-natal visit. A pap smear is used to screen for cervical cancer or pre-cancerous changes. This test also gives indication of sexually-transmitted disease or the presence of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) the extremely common virus with certain strains that can cause genital warts or cervical cancer.

Transvaginal Ultrasound

is a type of ultrasound used by doctors to examine the female reproductive organs such as the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina, to confirm an early pregnancy, fetal growth and development, identify abnormalities, identify the source of vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain, and detect cysts or uterine fibroids.