Flatulence to Guthrie Test

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Gas and Air (Entonox)

Entonox is a pain-relieving gas which is a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen - also known as "laughing gas."

 

Gestation

Gestation is the period of time a baby is carried in the uterus, usually referred to in weeks. Full-term gestation is between 37 and 42 weeks.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that develops during pregnancy, resulting from blood glucose levels becoming too high.

Glucose

Glucose is a form of sugar that the body uses for energy.

Glucose-tolerance test

A blood test that is done to evaluate the body's response to sugar. Blood is drawn at intervals after the ingestion of a special sugary drink.

Gravida

Gravida is the medical term for a pregnant woman.

Guthrie Test

The Guthrie Test, also known as "neonatal screening test," is a blood test taken when the baby is at least 48 hours old (usually on day 2), to tell if the baby has one of many rare but serious health problems. This test is most often done in South Australia.