An expectant mother hopes for an uncomplicated pregnancy and a safe delivery of a healthy baby. In short, she wants a good start of her life together with the child. Yet the changes affecting her body are often a cause for concern. What can be considered normal symptoms of pregnancy and what might be a more serious condition that needs medical attention? Maybe she wonders about the tiredness, thirst and weight-gain. She might have heard that hemoglobin fluctuations have an impact on birth outcome. Or she may know of the potential risk of gestational diabetes, without understanding how blood sugar levels can affect the growth of the unborn baby, or affect the risk of toxemic pregnancy.
A position of trust
Being the physician to an expectant mother, you are the one she turns to in one of the most significant phases of her life. Your advice is of importance not only for her own health, but also for that of her unborn baby too. With help of reliable HemoCue point-of-care testing systems, you can provide the best possible guidance. With test results available in only minutes, there is no need for complicated lab routines or time-consuming callbacks. You will have a solid basis for immediate clinical decisions and the answers to your patient’s questions, to ensure her health and peace of mind.
Solutions at hand
HemoCue point-of-care testing (POCT) systems are available for testing glucose, urine albumin, hemoglobin and white blood cell count. With these systems at hand, you can manage the following directly at the point of care:
- Diagnosing and monitoring of gestational, type 1, and type 2 diabetes
- Screening, diagnosing, and monitoring of microalbuminuria to detect early warning signs of preeclampsia
- Screening, diagnosing, and monitoring of anemia
- Indication of general bacterial infection