Ultrasound, blood tests, amniocentesis, and a thoracic biopsy help monitor fetal development, detect abnormalities for appropriate intervention. To get more important information about the tests needed during pregnancy, invite parents to participate in the online prenatal program ("Test necessary during pregnancy").

Prenatal program helps motms-to-be have more knowledge to protect mothers and children healthy.

 Dr. Tran Thi Kim Xuyen, Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology City International Hospital shared, parents need to prepare their knowledge from before pregnancy, specifically planning to supplement the necessary nutrients, give up bad habits, maintain a habit that is conducive to pregnancy Make lifestyle changes in a positive way for the health of pregnant women and their unborn babies, protect their babies from risks such as miscarriage, fetuses, abnormal fetal development ...

The following is a share of Dr. Tran Thi Kim Xuyen about the mother tests that need attention to timely interventions when encountering abnormalities.

Blood tests

The doctor examines and evaluates whether pregnant women have anemia, sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B. Determine ABO and Rhesus blood types as necessary because of human cases. mothers with Rhesus negative blood type (rare blood type) need to know in advance so that their doctors can prevent injection of anti-D drugs to prevent fetal heart failure until the next pregnancy, and to plan blood during labor.

Blood tests help determine pregnancy Rubella. Rubella-infected women will cause abnormalities in the fetus such as congenital heart disease, cataracts. Double test is also important to identify chromosome 13, 18, 21 abnormalities.

Dr Tran Thi Kim Xuyen Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology City International Hospital advised the couple to protect fetal health.


Amniocentesis, a thoracic biopsy are indicated by a doctor when pregnant women are at high risk for certain genetic disorders. Amniocentesis is usually done after a screening test to better determine the situation of fetal deformities such as genetic disorders, chromosomal abnormalities that cause Down's disease .... This procedure is usually done during the week. 16th to 20th.

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)

A placental biopsy, also known as placental tissue test, samples of the placenta are done for genetic diagnosis, to detect chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus. Pregnant women will have amniocentesis under the guidance of ultrasound, amniotic fluid is drawn through the abdominal wall with a small needle, after which the sample of amniotic fluid is made necessary diagnostic tests. A placental biopsy is usually performed at 12-14 weeks of pregnancy with the placenta favorable position.

City International Hospital's prenatal program attracts many young families.


Ultrasound helps determine intrauterine or extra-uterine pregnancy, gestational age, such as 1 fetus, more than 2 fetuses, threat of miscarriage, abortion development ..., nuchal translucency at 12 weeks gestation. These tests and ultrasound do not affect the fetus but only help to detect abnormalities early in the fetus if any.

 The online prenatal program (livestream) with the subject "Necessary Tests & Screenings during pregnancy" will be broadcast live on the City International Hospital fanpage on March 19, 2020 with many special offers.

Program information

Discounts for your maternity packages at CIH | applied from March 19 to March 21, 2020.

  • Discount 10% on maternity package (antenatal package, birth package).
  • Discount of VND 2,500,000 for Combo of antenatal care + normal birth or Combined birth + Basic vaccines for babies or Combo Exam + Normal birth + Basic vaccines for children (when buying a package of antenatal care less than 28 weeks).
  • Discount of VND 3,000,000 for Pregnancy + cesarean combo or Combined Caesarean + Basic Vaccine Combo for children or Combo + Caesarean + Basic Vaccine Combo for babies (when purchasing a package of antenatal care for less than 28 weeks).
  • Discount 2,000,000 VND for Combo of antenatal checkup + normal delivery or surgery (when purchasing pregnancy checkup package for more than 28 weeks).
  • Discount 10% on basic vaccine package for children under 12 months old for customers who have purchased birth packages or birth combos of CIH or babies born at CIH.

To be consulted by doctors, answer questions about important tests during pregnancy, parents can send questions by inbox (send a message) on the fan page of City International Hospital.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

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 Always consult your doctor regarding any concern about your health. Your doctor will be in the best position to give the appropriate medical advice. For suspected undesirable drug reaction and seek medical attention immediately.