It is suggested that physicians screen for gestational diabetes (high blood sugars) in the mother, even if there are no symptoms. The timing of this lab work should be after 24 weeks of gestation (near the 6-month mark).
Another recommendation is that women with a history of preeclampsia (elevated blood pressures in the mother during pregnancy) are suggested to start low-dose aspirin 81mg/day after 12 weeks.
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