Pregnancy control and prenatal diagnosis: essential for detecting alterations in the fetus

Written by: Dr. Damián Dexeus
Published: | Updated: 20/02/2020
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The prenatal diagnosis and, therefore, the control of the pregnancy, is based fundamentally on the ultrasound. However, there are also other tests such as the non-invasive genetic test or chorionic biopsy and amniocentesis , which also provide valuable information on fetal status during pregnancy. Depending on the stage of gestation, tests or other tests will be recommended.

Thanks to prenatal diagnosis, chromosomal abnormalities can be detected

Importance of pregnancy control

The tests performed during pregnancy allow the specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics to make an early diagnosis, correct those pathologies that are susceptible to correction in intrauterine life or, if not, program the interventions that may require some babies, once they are born.


What pathologies can be detected due to prenatal diagnosis

Thanks to prenatal diagnosis, chromosomal alterations can be detected with trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), metabolic alterations , such as Diabetes, or alterations of growth , among many others.


Can all localized disturbances be treated during pregnancy control?

Unfortunately not all diseases detected in intrauterine life are likely to be treated during pregnancy. However, the gynecologist will do everything possible to ensure that the baby is born healthy.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Damián Dexeus
Obstetrics & Gynecology

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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