Tests in the II. trimester
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Tests in the II. trimester

OPTIMUM ANTENATAL CARE

PREMIUM ANTENATAL CARE

16. week of pregnancy

consultation,

test,

AFP,

HbsAg.

16. week of pregnancy

consultation,

test,

AFP,

HbsAg,

integrated test – second blood drawing.

In the gums all twenty milk teeth are developed, and taste buds appear on the tongue. Bones are getting stronger, there is more and more likelihood of the mother feeling the foetus moving. Nails are grown on the fingers and toes. The baby weighs about 135 grams and is about 16 cm long and grows faster and faster. Joints and bones start to develop. It can already suck its finger. Eyelashes appear, its face and body are covered by fine hair called lanugo. Its skin is so thin the blood-vessels can be seen through it.

18-20 week of pregnancy

consultation,

second ultrasound ("genetic" ultrasound scan),

referrals to laboratory tests (II. laborarory)

18-20 week of pregnancy

consultation,

second ultrasound ("genetic" ultrasound scan),

referrals to laboratory tests (II. laborarory),

estimating genetic risk based on tests

The time the foetus spends sleeping or awake is the same as in a newborn. During this time the foetus starts to hear sounds: mother's heartbeat and stomach rumbles as well as sounds from the outside world. Hearing a very loud sound makes the foetus cover their ears, and it is also possible that a sharp sound scares them in the belly. Their movement is varied: they turn, move around, swivel, box and kick in the uterus. Their arms and feet are getting stronger. Sometimes they react to sounds from the outside. Their length can be around 25 cm, while their weight is about 340 grams. If the foetus is a girl the uterus and vagina start to develop.

23-26. week of pregnancy

consultation,

test,

assessment of laboratory results

23-26. week of pregnancy

consultation,

test,

assessment of laboratory results

ultrasound scan,

arteria uterina flowmetry,

4D ultrasound

Hearing is perfectly developed. Sometimes they tend to "jump" at sudden sounds, but hearing their mother's voice calms them down. Around this time the eyes start to open. They can differentiate between light and darkness in the uterus. The colour of their eyes are developing as well: newborns usually have blue, blue-greyish or dark brown eyes, but it often changes in the first six months. Lungs develop really fast, but they are not advanced enough for independent breathing. This will only be fully developed by the time of birth. The skin and the connective tissues underneath are getting thicker.