Initial Examinations

Gynaecological examination
The first examination, usually carried out when you are about 8 weeks pregnant, is designed to confirm your pregnancy and to learn more about your state of health and your medical history.

PAP smear test
This examines bacteria in the uterine orifice. A blood test is taken to check blood content, blood group and rhesus factor, as well as identifying infections and immunity (rubella, toxoplasmosis, etc.)

Ultrasound scan
An ultrasound ascertains whether the embryo and placenta are in the correct location, and whether you are expecting more than one child. The embryo's size is measured to provide a more precise determination of the length of pregnancy and date of delivery.