Here are questions you might have while undergoing a pregnancy: Do I have to have screening tests? What is the test for? What will the results show? How often should I get tested? Why are there so many tests? What are the benefits for mom and baby through these tests?

  • Date & Time: June 24, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.
  • Location: Fourth Floor - City International Hospital (No. 3, 17A Street, Binh Tri Dong B Ward, Binh Tan District)

“Screenings and Tests During Pregnancy Seminar” was held on June 24, 2018 at City International Hospital, mothers-to-be will be get full information about antenatal screening and testing presented by Dr. Tran Thi Kim Xuyen - Head department of Pediatrics Department. The main theme of the seminar is: "“Choice and informed Consent in Prenatal Testing". In addition, Dr. Le Minh Quang, Department of General Internal Medicine/Diabetes and Genomic medicine, will share more knowledge and awareness of gestational diabetes as well as Important precautions and prevention for a healthy pregnancy.

Special offers
- 10% Discount off the cost of the standard maternity package and 1 free night if you register now at the seminar).
- A Goodie Bag “Japanese Parenting Style”  sponsored by Gilco.
- Yoga Practice with Yoga Vietnam Professional.

How to register
- Sign up at:
- Inbox for registration at our Fan Page “International City Hospital.”
- Call or registration: 01283 31 31 31

Program Agenda:

  •  8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  Guest registration
  •  9:00 - 9:05 a.m.  Opening remarks
  •  9:05 - 9:45 a.m.  "First Trimester Prenatal Screening Tests" by Dr. Tran Thi Kim Xuyen - Pediatrician
  •  9:45 - 10:00 a.m. "Gestational Diabetes", Dr. Le Minh Quang - General Internist and Diabetes Specialist
  • 10:00 -10:15 a.m. Tea Break
  • 10:15 -10:45 a.m.  Hospital Tour of Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum (LDRPs) Rooms
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m.  Yoga Practice
  • 11:15 a.m.  Program ends with giveaways care

First Trimester Antenatal Screening Tests - a combination of fetal ultrasound and maternal blood testing. This screening process can help determine the risk of the fetus having certain birth defects. Screening tests may be used alone or with other tests.

  • Ultrasound:.Screening for various types of malformations, to identify the baby sex, placenta in early pregnancy, to check baby's health from the beginning of pregnancy to the end of pregnancy.
  • (hCG) blood test (MarteniT21PLUS): At week 10 of pregnancy, Can measure the concentration of hCG hormone in your blood (this is useful information for your healthcare provider in tracking certain problems in pregnancy). This test can also reveal the baby's gender.
  • Amniocentesis: is a prenatal test in which a small amount of amniotic fluid is removed from the sac surrounding the fetus for testing. This invasive test can diagnose certain birth defects and genetic conditions in your baby.
  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS): involves taking a small tissue sample from the finger-like projections of the placenta, called the chorionic villi. This sample contains the same genetic information as your baby, so it can be used to rule out chromosomal disorders.

Furthermore, what to do from second trimester until labor? All your questions and concerns will be answered on June 24 at City International Hospital GUARANTEED!

Gestational diabetes
20% of pregnant women in Vietnam experience diabetes complications during pregnancy that’s why it’s necessary for Expectant women to control gestational diabetes by eating healthy foods, and exercising.
During pregnancy, the placenta, which connects your baby to your blood supply, produces high levels of various other hormones. Almost all of them impair the action of insulin in your cells, raising your blood sugar. According to Dr. Le Minh Quang, CIH Department of General Internal Medicine/Diabetes and Genomic medicine, “Gestational diabetes needs to be monitored through blood glucose monitoring, healthy diet regimens and regular physical activities. About 10-20% of pregnant women with diabetes need extra insulin to control their blood sugar but no more after birth.

Gestational diabetes that's not carefully managed can lead to uncontrolled blood sugar levels and cause problems for you and your baby such as Excessive birth weight, Early (preterm) birth and respiratory distress syndrome or in some cases can result in a baby's death either before or shortly after birth. Excessive birth weight is more likely to become wedged in the birth canal, sustain birth injuries or require a C-section birth.”