Pregnancy Calendar

  • Gestational Age
    Tests & Medical Visits
  • 6-8 weeks
    Ultrasound examination to determine viability of pregnancy, heartbeat and the number of fetuses. Accurate estimate of the fetus age and likely due date.
  • 10 weeks
    Take medical and obstetrical history. Pregnancy blood test.
  • 11-13 (+6) weeks
    Ultrasound assessment of nuchal translucency and PAPP-A blood test to assess risk of Down Syndrome. At this stage if necessary a chorionic villus sample can be taken for karyotyping and to rule out thalassemia. The Fetal DNA testing to maternal blood can be offered.
  • 15 weeks
    Discussion of lab test results and assessment of the risk of Down Syndrome. Discussion about benefits and risks of amniocentesis.
  • 16-20 weeks
    Possibility to have amniocentesis if requested.
  • 21-23 weeks
    Ultrasound assessment of baby’s anatomy and Doppler assessment of uterine arteries.
  • 26 weeks
    Routine check-up. Arrange glucose screening for 28 weeks gestation. Schedule blood tests, Coombs test (only if blood group is Rhesus negative) and glucose screening for 28 weeks.
  • 28-34 weeks
    Glucose screening test at 28 weeks gestation. Routine check-up at 30 & 34 weeks gestation Schedule blood test at 28 & 34 weeks gestation. Ultrasound assessment of embryo’s development and Doppler assessment between 28-34 weeks gestation. Coombs test (only if blood group is Rhesus negative) before Anti-D injection is given. Anti-D to be given if Coombs test is negative in two doses at 28 and 34 weeks gestation or in one dose at 30 weeks gestation depending on the amount of the dose.
  • 36 weeks
    Routine check-up. Vaginal swab to test for Streptococcus B. Routine check-up
  • 38 weeks
    Routine check-up. Cardiotocography (CTG) and biophysical profile. Routine check-up. Membrane sweep.
  • 40 weeks
    Routine check-up. Membrane sweep.
  • 41 weeks
    Schedule induction at hospital.