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What illnesses might your doctor test for in a pre-pregnancy checkup?

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Your doctor might test for illnesses such as:

  • Rubella, or German measles immunity
  • Chickenpox immunity
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B immunity
  • Herpes
  • Other STDs (such as chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea)
  • Thyroid problems (with a TSH test)
  • Other conditions, such as toxoplasmosis and parvovirus B19 (also called fifth disease)

From: Your Pre-Pregnancy Checkup WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site.  BabyMed web site.  National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institutes of Health web site, May 2003.  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences web site, 2003.



Obstetrics and Gynecology, December 2002.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 02, 2018

SOURCES:  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site.  BabyMed web site.  National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institutes of Health web site, May 2003.  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences web site, 2003.



Obstetrics and Gynecology, December 2002.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 02, 2018

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