Pregnancy is a time of anticipation and hopes for a happy future. Women feel an inevitable concern during pregnancy, however in some situations there might be a lot more to worry about. Women with some kind of complications or a disease that involves risks for the unborn baby, need extra attention. Women with diabetes may know that the condition, if not managed properly, increases the risk for birth complications. In addition, high blood pressure might be an early warning sign of preeclampsia, a serious condition that needs careful attention. The anxiety and fear can be eliminated if the mothers feel that they are properly taken care of. Then she can enjoy planning life together with her baby like any other expectant mother.
A position of trust
Being the physician to an expectant mother, with or without complicating conditions, your care and advice can give the peace of mind she needs. With accurate HemoCue point-of-care testing systems there is no need for time-consuming lab routines or callbacks just to discuss lab results. You can immediately give the mother the results and tell her that she and her baby is doing just fine.
If on the other hand, something is not going the way it should, you will know right there and then, and can make well informed decisions about necessary actions.
Solutions at hand
HemoCue point-of-care testing (POCT) systems are available for testing glucose, urine albumin, hemoglobin and white blood cell levels. With these systems at hand, you can manage all of the following directly at the point of care:
- Monitoring of type 1 diabetes
- Detection and monitoring of gestational and type 2 diabetes
- Detection and monitoring of microalbuminuria to detect early warning signs of preeclampsia
- Detection and monitoring of anemia
- Indication of general bacterial infection