This lesson is part of our Spanish for Prenatal Care series.
In this next set lessons, we are going to cover procedures performed during prenatal care visits in Spanish. Eliza and I came up with a list of procedures and exams based on information in Spanish from the NIH website.
In this first lesson and the next, we will talk about the purpose of prenatal care visits and general tests and exams. In subsequent lessons, we will cover tests such as the glucose tolerance test and the biophysical profile in more detail.
By the time you completed this set of lessons, you will be well-equipped to guide a patient through their prenatal care visits in Spanish.
We will use the following format:
- First, Eliza will describe each procedure in Spanish and we will interpret her description into English.
- Then we will review the vocabulary in Spanish.
- Finally, after reviewing the vocabulary, we will interpret each description back into Spanish.
LEVEL – INTERMEDIATE
Table of Contents
- 1:25 Procedures During Prenatal Check-ups
- 2:41 Keeping Tabs
- 4:27 Talking with Your Doctor
- 6:24 Blood and Urine Tests
- 8:27 Monitoring Vitals
- 10:04 Visit Schedule
Procedures During Prenatal Check-ups1:25
Listos para hablar sobre…..
….los procedimientos que se realizan durante las visitas o los controles prenatales.
Procedures that are performed during prenatal visits or checkups.
to perform, to carry out
Su médica va a llevar un control de su salud y el crecimiento del feto.
Your doctor (or healthcare provider) will keep track of your health and the growth of the fetus.
OJO: Patients commonly use the terms doctor(a) and médico/a to refer to advanced practice providers, such as nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
doctor, healthcare provider
llevar un control
keep track of
OJO: In the Child Development Series, we use the term RASTREAR to say TO TRACK.
Talking with Your Doctor4:27
Es importante hacerle al doctor preguntas.
It is important to ask the doctor questions.
hacer una pregunta
to ask a question
Es importante hablar con su doctor.
It is important to talk to your doctor.
OJO: HABLAR CON = TO TALK TO
Blood and Urine Tests6:24
Usted va a hacerse algunos análisis de sangre y de orina.
You are going to undergo certain/some blood and urine tests.
el análisis de sangre
los análisis de orina
OJO: You can also use EXAMEN or PRUEBA to say TEST in Spanish.
hacerse algunos análisis
to have/undergo some tests
Vamos a controlar (monitorear) su presión arterial, su peso y su altura.
We are going to monitor your blood pressure, your weight, and your height.
to monitor, to check on
OJO: EL CONTROL = check-up, LLEVAR UN CONTROL = to keep track of, to monitor, CONTROLAR = to monitor.
la presión arterial
El cronograma de visitas
Antes de las 28 semanas de embarazo, vamos a verla una vez por mes.
Before 28 weeks of pregnancy, we are going to see you once per month.
una vez por mes
one time per month
You can also use the preposition A here. For example, “una vez al mes”
Entre las 28 y las 36 semanas de embarazo, vamos a verla cada 2 semanas.
Between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy, we are going to see you every other week.
cada 2 semanas
ever other week
Después de las 36 semanas de embarazo, vamos a verla una vez por semana.
After 36 weeks of pregnancy, we are going to see you once a week.
Gracias por escuchar.
Special thanks to my Spanish teacher, Elizabeth Cortez from the San Pedro Spanish School who provided most of the Spanish for this audio lesson.
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