- Recommended in the 1st trimester.
- Pregnant women should be screened for sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis, chlamydia and
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) as these can cause complications for both the mother and the baby.
- If the mother is found to be HIV positive, medication can be given to greatly reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to the baby.
- Home visit for blood collection are available.
- Reports can be send across mail.