While discussing your medical history can provide clues about future complications, this testing is used to detect current problems in you or your baby.
During your first visit, you will probably have:
- Blood tests to check for blood type, Rh factor, anemia, syphilis, rubella, Hepatitis B.
- Urine tests to give information about levels of sugar and protein or possible infections.
- A Pap test to check for changes of the cervix that could lead to cancer.
Your doctor may want to perform other tests too, based on your history, family background, and race. Your doctor might also ask you if you want to be tested for HIV, AIDS, or other sexually transmitted diseases.