What are the most common tests performed when a birth mother visits her ob/gyn?
Standard tests for the birth mother include: HIV; drug screening; hepatitis; and all the normal OB/GYN tests. Sonograms also routinely are done, but other testing, such as amniocentesis, is not done unless medical indicated. You also may request additional testing and daily advances in modern medicine may suggest certain other pregnancy-specific testing. Best to stay up to date on all the medical advances through your own research or in consultation with your adoption professional or other resource in the medical field.