Dr. Velemir adapts medical monitoring to your personal situation and the course of your pregnancy. Usually, monitoring is done at a rate of one visit per month including an ultrasound each time and a detailed ultrasound of the baby in the 3rd, 5th and 7th month called morphological ultrasound. This monthly visit will ensure a good pregnancy for mother and baby and open a space of discussion to answer your questions and build a relationship of trust while anticipating the delivery.
Monitoring example for an easy pregnancy (WA = weeks of amenorrhea):
1st month (Appointment around 5-6 WA): This first visit includes an ultrasound that confirms that you are really pregnant and that the embryo is located in the right place. A complete blood profile is prescribed and recommendations are given to you.
2nd month (Appointment around 8-10 WA): The examination and ultrasound to check that the pregnancy is progressing well.
3rd month: 1st morphology ultrasound that really must be carried out between 11 WA and 1 day and 13 WA and 6 days. The foetus measures between 4 and 8 cm. This ultrasound checks simple but very important things like the presence of organs, a stomach, and a bladder. Measuring the size of the foetus at this stage allows for specificity, by three days, of the conception date and thus the theoretical date of birth. The thickness of the neck is also measured which will allow for the calculation, with a special blood test, of the risk of trisomy 21. After this ultrasound, the declaration of pregnancy is given to you.
4th month (Appointment around 16-17 WA): You can know with certainty the sex of the baby if you wish.
5th month (Appointment around 20-21 WA): Routine check. You’re halfway there!
22-23 WA: This is the second morphological ultrasound. This is a very precise study of the foetus organs and annexes (placenta, amniotic fluid). This ultrasound does not 100% ensure the foetus’ “normality”, but it contributes greatly to the reassurance of its proper development.
6th month (Appointment around 26 WA): You’ve finished your 2nd quarter. This is the perfect time to start discussing the different approaches to childbirth: preparation, visit and registration at the maternity ward and making an appointment with the anaesthesiologist.
7th month (Appointment around 30-32 WA): 3rd morphological ultrasound that checks for good baby development.
8th month (Appointment around 34-35 WA): Checking your bony pelvis and uterine cervix via vaginal examination. Measure of the weight and baby position for delivery. A Vaginal swab looks for particular bacteria, group B streptococcus.
9th month (Appointment around 38-39 WA): examination + ultrasound + monitoring: Registration of baby’s heartbeat and uterus contractions using two sensors placed on your belly. This is a preventive examination to ensure that the baby is healthy. Appointment around 40 WA: Monitoring the end of pregnancy. Examination, ultrasound and monitoring help ensure that everything goes well until the end.
41 WA: that’s your term!!!