Perinatal Anamnesis

What is the perinatal anamnesis?

Perinatal anamnesis is the set of data collected since the fertilization of the baby. It is collected in the baby’s medical history in order to be able to diagnose possible pathologies.

What does it consist of?

This test consists of collecting data on the genetic history of the parents, the birth history, the mother’s pathologies during pregnancy and the transition period (referring to the first hours of life).

This test is performed to assess the possible problems that the fetus may develop.

Why is it performed?

This test is performed to assess the possible problems that the fetus may develop. For this purpose, different factors are evaluated and especially important are those related to the adaptation to extrauterine life, such as weight, prematurity, intrauterine infections, medical illnesses of the mother and of the pregnancy itself. In addition, possible pathologies can be assessed depending on congenital malformations, hereditary diseases and genopathies and by assessing the history of previous pregnancies.

Meaning of abnormal results

If the results are abnormal, the possibility that the baby could suffer from some pathology should be considered. For this it is important to consult a pediatric specialist.

See also  Microbiota