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Pregnancy Checklist

Here is a list of tests you will need during your pregnancy to assure that you and your baby are healthy. Print this list for reference.

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8 - 12 Weeks

  • Prenatal blood work: CBC (complete blood count), Hepatitis B, Rubella, RPR (Syphilis), Blood type, HIV (if desired), Cystic Fibrosis (if indicated), Tay Sachs (if indicated)
  • Urinalysis/Urine Culture
  • Pap Smear Pelvic Exam: Pap Smear, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia.

10 - 13 Weeks

  • CVS (Chorionic Villus Sampling - if desired)
  • Early Risk Assessment

11 weeks, 2 days - 13 weeks, 6 days

  • First trimester (if desired): This is a screen test used to determine which pregnancies are at a higher chance to be affected with three of the most common chromosome abnormalities. Specifically, this screens for Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) and Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome).

15 - 20 Weeks

  • Quadruple test: This is a blood test to assess for chromosomal abnormalities. (Includes AFP, Down Syndrome and Trisomy 18).
  • Maternal Serum AFP only: To screen for open neural tube defects
  • Sequential Screen: If you had a First Trimester Screen done, you can opt for a Sequential Screen. This increases the accuracy of the risk analysis for chromosomal abnormalities (includes AFP).

16 - 19 Weeks

  • Amniocentesis (if desired)

18 - 20 Weeks

  • FFS: Full Fetal Survey (ultrasound)

24 - 28 Weeks

  • Glucose Screening for Gestational Diabetes
  • CBC: Complete Blood Count

28 Weeks

  • Rhogam (If indicated)

36 Weeks

  • GBS: Group B beta strep

Contact Information

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
East Campus
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-0475