Throughout the pregnancy, the specialist will advise you to undergo various medical tests. Through these, the doctor will check that the pregnancy is progressing correctly.
Specifically, in the fourth month of pregnancy, second trimester biochemical screening is indicated. Thanks to this biochemical study it is possible to rule out chromosomal alterations in the foetus. If the result is that there is a high risk of chromosomal abnormalities in the foetus, the specialist will recommend a non-invasive maternal blood test or amniocentesis.
Another test recommended in the fourth month of pregnancy is an ultrasound scan to observe the movement of the baby.
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Marta Barranquero Gómez
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).