Second trimester
The second trimester is exciting for most women because they get to find out the sex of the baby! At your 20th week of pregnancy we will refer you to see a specialist called a Perinatologist, There are two offices one at McKay Dee Hospital and one at Ogden Regional Hospital.
Where you go is dependant upon your insurance coverage. 

Quad Screen or Alpha Feta Protein:

During your second trimester there will an option to have specific genetic pregnancy testing done in Ogden during your
15-20th week of pregnancy.

 
Genetic testing in Ogden is used to provide a risk assessment for
Down Syndrome,
Trisomy 18,
and Neural tube defects.
This test is not used to diagnose or rule out conditions.
You can read more about testing  here
Screening for Gestational Diabetes
We will also test you for a condition called Gesational Diabetes in our Ogden facility. Four weeks prior to the test we will send you home with a drink (Glucola) that you will put in the fridge until your 24-28 wk appointment.
You may choose between Orange or Fruit Punch.
 
 
  
Instructions on how to prepare for your Ogden gestational diabetes screen:
-The day of the appointment we will have you drink the Glucola 45 minutes prior to your appointment time.
-Drink within 5-10 minutes
-Do not drink or eat anything once finished the drink
-When you check in at the front desk make sure to tell them what time you finished the drink
(We will draw you blood work 1 hour after you've completed the Glucola) 
Kick counts
By your 28th week of pregnancy you have probably noticed that your
baby is most active after a meal, eating sweets, drinking cold water, or after physical activity.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that you do what's called "kick counts" which means you monitor how long it takes you to feel 10 kicks, flutters, swishes, or rolls. Ideally, you want to feel at least 10 movements within 2 hours. You will likely feel 10 movements in less time than that. If you have noticed that your baby isn't moving as much usual eat a snack, drink some water, and find a comfortable position. (Most women like to lie on there left side)

Focus on any type of movement. As soon as you feel 10 movements you are done.
If you go a 2 hour period and do not reach the 10 movements,
go directly to Labor and Delivery.

Reasons to call our office
  • Bleeding like a period
  • Contractions
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Vision changes
  • Persistant headache that doesn't get better with rest or Tylenol
  • Decreased fetal movement
  • Anything that is concerning you! WE are here to help and answer your questions.
  • 801-475-3240
First Trimester
Third Trimester