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Pregnant? Here’s how CenHealth makes your journey easier

By March 14, 2016 Mom-to-Be No Comments
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If you just found out you’re pregnant, be smart and track your journey in one place. A personal health record (PHR) such as Cenhealth helps you keep your history in one place – saving you time when you need to pull it up quickly.

BLOOD PRESSURE

Your blood pressure readings provide a guide of how well your pregnancy has been progressing going. High Blood pressure can compromise the amount of oxygen and nutrients your baby gets.

WEIGHT

While it’s fine for pregnant women to lose or gain weight, it needs to be within a healthy range. Rapid weight gain can be a key sign of pre-eclampsia or gestational diabetes.Extreme weight loss which can be a result of extreme morning sickness or nausea can put you and your baby at risks for dehydration and malnutrition.

URINE

Elevated levels of sugar could be an indicator of gestational diabetes and would require further investigation. Excess protein in urine can signify a urinary tract infection (UTI), kidney damage, or certain other disorders. If you’re suffering from severe nausea and vomiting or you’ve lost weight, your practitioner may check your urine for ketone, which could be a sign of diabetes.

BLOOD TEST

Doctors check your blood type so that a potential mix-up of bloods can be averted if there is a need for a transfusion. Your blood work also reveals if you are Rh negative. Most pregnant women who are Rh negative need treatment to protect the fetus from getting a blood disease that can lead to anemia.

LAB RESULTS

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including hepatitis B, syphilis, chlamydia and HIV have been linked to premature rupture of the membranes surrounding the baby in the uterus, preterm birth, and low birth weight infants.

PRENATAL SCANS

These scans can be used to check the general health and growth of your baby and the how your placenta is working. Scans are available in 2D, 3D and 4D, and you can have the scans as print outs as well as the moving 4D scans on DVD. Upload your scans into your CenHealth account as back up and to keep them safe.