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9th October 2014

Pre-conception bloodtests – What does your doctor look for?

You’re ready to have your life turned upside down. You’ve made up your mind to pull a whole different type of all-nighters, and to give up lazy Saturdays. You want to have ridiculosuly animated fights over baby names and you cannot wait for that first ultrasound you can stick on the fridge. You’ve talked about it for hours and days and weeks.

You’re ready to have a baby.

To make sure all goes smoothly with conception and during pregnancy, your pre-pregnancy counselor will advise you for a few routine tests as part of a general physical check-up. Most of these will be blood tests, screening for general diseases as well as markers in your blood on hormone levels, iron, or your RH-factor.

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