Pregnancy & Childbirth Forms & Resources
We offer screening for gestational diabetes at 28 weeks. The Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) is performed as a blood draw one hour after drinking a glucose solution. The test checks how your body metabolizes sugar.
Noninvasive Prenatal Testing
We suggest NIPT in early pregnancy. It is performed at The Elliott hospital in Manchester, NH as a blood draw, and screens for chromosomal abnormalities by analyzing fetal DNA in maternal blood.
Group B Streptococcus (GBS)
We offer testing for GBS at 36 weeks. GBS is a type of bacteria normally found in the female urogenital tract. Elevated levels of GBS have been linked to a higher risk of a rare but serious infection in newborns.
- GBS Informed Choice Document
- Group B Strep in Pregnancy - Evidence for Antibiotics & Alternatives
- We recommend taking Jarrow Formulas' brand "Femdophilus" beginning around 30-33 weeks to support your vaginal flora. It's available at Granite State Naturals.
We recommend limiting the use of ultrasound to cases where the information it provides is of greater benefit than the potential for harm, as studies have yet to prove the safety of obstetrical ultrasound during pregnancy. We may suggest an early ultrasound to confirm your due dates when there is confusion. We also suggest a mid-pregnancy ultrasound, offered around 20 weeks. We may also suggest an ultrasound at the end of your pregnancy to confirm that the baby is head down, if the position of the baby is unclear.