Pregnancy Care Guide
Preconception check up
How to get pregnant
Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy
Foetal Develpoment
First Trimester
Second Trimester
Third Trimester
Changes in the woman
Check Ups and Tests
Blood Tests
Urine Tests
Tests on the Uterus
Diet and foods for the pregnant
Essential Nutrients
Recommended Daily Diet for the Expectant Woman
Tips for Healthy Eating
Wholesome Eating During the Trimesters
Exercises during pregnancy
Antenatal care
Complications during Pregnancy
Causes of repeated abortions and miscarriage
High Risk pregnancy
Twins and multiple pregnancies
Gestational diabetes
Pregnancy induced hypertension
Bleeding during pregnancy
Preterm or premature labour
Ectopic pregnancy
Rhesus Factor

Urine Tests

These tests are carried out to determine the amounts of sugar and proteins in the urine. The urine passed early in the morning immediately on getting up from bed, before taking any food or drink, is to be taken for these tests, as it is more concentrated, and reflects the proportions of these substances in the blood more accurately.

Sugar in the Urine : The proportion of sugar in the urine of a pregnant woman tends to keep changing. If these changes are very rapid, or if the proportion of sugar is found to be consistently high, there is a possibility of her having diabetes. In such a case measures have to be taken to ensure that the development of the baby proceeds normally without any deficiency or defect.

Proteins in the Urine : A positive test for proteins in\the urine in the primary stages of pregnancy is indicative of infection in the urinary system. A positive test in the second stage indicates a condition known as toxaemia in which poisonous substances and wastes present in the blood of the mother may infiltrate into the developing body of the baby. The condition is amenable to treatment, and preventive action may also be taken if necessary.

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