Being pregnant is one of the happiest moments of your life. But from this moment, until your child is born, a path awaits you that can generate doubts from the first day for both you and the fetus, and depending on how you face it can become calm and exciting or very distressing. Surely you will ask yourself if you can or can not eat this or that, or if you can travel by plane, or another thousand questions, but what will make you to be calmer is knowing that within you, this new life that is growing is fine.
To be able to enjoy and live with tranquility and hope all pregnancy is important that the future parents are accompanied at all times, in the control and monitoring of your child, by good medical professionals specialists. This control is performed by the gynecologist specializing in Prenatal Diagnosis of a Fetal Medicine Unit. He is responsible for studying and analyzing the development of the fetus exhaustively in the womb. The prenatal control of the fetus is divided into three different stages that correspond to the three trimesters of a pregnancy. In each of these periods there are a series of key moments to check the correct development of the baby and thus ensure that it does not suffer from prenatal or newborn future diseases.
It is thanks, on the one hand, to technical advances in ultrasound and analytics and, on the other hand, to advances in medical knowledge, that every day more information is obtained about our child’s health during pregnancy; it is a job that in many cases only a good specialist in the field detects. This knowledge about the health of our future child will give us the maximum serenity to live with hope its arrival and above all, thanks to the degree of confidence that the professionals that accompany us on this road to motherhood offer us. It is vitally important that, faced with the decisions that sometimes have to be made during pregnancy, the professionals transmit confidence in their medical advice.
In the first trimester of pregnancy, prenatal tests are performed, such as the Oscar Program (a non-invasive study that calculates the risk of the fetus having some chromosomal alteration) or the Harmony Test (analytical to the mother to determine 5 of the chromosomes of the fetus). Tests that are complementary to routine monitoring, but that really give you that degree of tranquility and security that is often needed. During the second trimester we find cases where tests have to be done to obtain fetal material such as chorion biopsy or amniocentesis. These tests are very delicate since they carry a risk and should only be done by highly trained professionals, since not doing it well can be determinant for the health of the fetus. During the second trimester, one of the most important ultrasounds is performed, the high definition morphological ultrasound during week 20 of pregnancy in which the fetus is examined minutely, organ by organ, looking for possible alterations. Also in this case, a good system like the Voluson e8 and a good specialist are the safest option.
Later, and in the third trimester, the expected 3D / 4D ultrasound arrives, which allows us to obtain fetal images with volume, thus adding value to the diagnosis of structural pathologies. Beyond the medical aspect, 3D / 4D ultrasound is important because of the emotional impact it generates on future parents to see what their future child will be like and share it with family members.
At Embriogyn we know that to enjoy pregnancy it is very important that the control of your pregnancy is in good hands. It is vital to follow all the advice of your doctor to be calm and safe throughout the process. At Embriogyn we offer you the medical advice you need at the most important moments of your pregnancy. The confidence in the monitoring and control of your baby are essential to enjoy a healthy gestation. It is worth living this way without anguish and with illusion.
Prenatal Diagnostic Service / Embriogyn