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Care During Mid to Late Pregnancy (beyond 20 weeks)

During this stage of pregnancy, several tests will be offered:

  • 24-28 weeks: Glucose challenge testing for diabetes screening and complete blood count (CBC) to check for anemia.
  • 28 weeks: Anti-body screening for mothers who are Rh negative; these mothers will also receive an injection of Rhogam at this time to prevent Rhesus disease.
  • 35-37 weeks: Group B Strep swab.

 

Depending on your health and the baby’s needs, you may be offered other tests such as an ultrasound.

Things to consider:

  • Consider signing up for prenatal classes early and completing them before your 37th week of pregnancy. There are programs for both new and experienced parents.
  • A virtual video tour of the hospital is available online.  Take the time to watch this video if you are not taking one of our Preparing for Childbirth series, which includes a tour.