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The Tests You’ll Need During Pregnancy

The Tests You’ll Need During Pregnancy

You just found out you’re expecting a baby — congrats! But before you start building the crib and decorating the nursery, get out your calendar — during the course of your pregnancy, you’ll need to schedule regular appointments with your doctor for prenatal testing. Remember, these checkups during pregnancy are crucial to your baby’s health. Here’s a guide for every mom-to-be — the tests you’ll need while you’re pregnant, and when your doctor will perform them.

By Jenilee Matz, MPH. Published May 6, 2013. Jenilee is a medical writer, health educator and triathlete based in Charlotte, NC.