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When u go for ur prenatal appt

Why do we have to leave a urine sample everytime we go in for prenatal checkup? What r they checking for?
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Checking protein levels and checking to see if you have a uti. and something else I think I can't remember
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They are checking for protein in your urine. If you have pre eclampsia the protein in your urine would alert them to that.
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They check for like bladdar infection or protein in urine. N for gestational diabetes
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Thanks Darci3 and Zim90 but r they checking for glucose too meaning diabetes?
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Thanks CindyLovesTito just saw ur reply now. R they checking for just gestational diabetes or for the type 1 and 2 as well?
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Yeaa gestational
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They check for protein levels in your urine, if you have high blood pressure as well as urine it's a symptom of pre-eclampsia.
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I meant protein*
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