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The First Trimester

Nausea & Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is very common. Between 50-90% of pregnant women will experience some amount of nausea and/or vomiting in pregnancy. This usually resolves spontaneously and is limited to the first trimester. About 1% of women will experience severe symptoms that result in weight loss and electrolyte abnormalities – this condition is called …

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Prenatal Screening

Prenatal screening can be done early in pregnancy. It is optional. There are different types of testing. FIRST TRIMESTER SCREENING (FTS): This involves having an ultrasound to measure nuchal translucency and doing bloodwork between 11+2 weeks and 13+3 weeks. The results will estimate the chances of the baby having Down’s Syndrome, trisomy 18 or trisomy …

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In a normal pregnancy, typically a person will have two ultrasounds. One is normally done in the first trimester and is used to determine a due date and/or for prenatal screening. The second is usually done between 18-22 weeks and is used to evaluate the anatomy of the baby to make sure everything is developing …

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Your Due Date

Prior to having your first ultrasound, you can estimate your due date using the first day of your last menstrual period. Below is a link to a due date calculator: http://www.materna.ca/pregnancy/due-date-calculator The most accurate way to determine your due date is using an ultrasound done in the first trimester (ideally between 7-12 weeks). If more …

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