Thank you for your query.
There is NO TEST available in India or anywhere in the world that can diagnose schizophrenia
, post pregnancy or early infancy.
Schizophrenia has multifactorial causes, and has been suspected to have a genetic predisposition, but no causative gene has been pinpointed, and hence no screening test is available.
The diagnosis is also made clinically, and not by a genetic test.
You have not mentioned the weeks of pregnancy.
If she is in her first trimester, only folic acid
and vitamin B 12 capsules can be taken.
It is very essential to have a healthy diet rich in antioxidants
- green leafy vegetables, nuts, grains, legumes etc.
In the second and third trimester, she needs iron, calcium, vitamin D and good amount of protein in the diet.
Moderate exercise in the form of daily walking for 45 minutes is best.
In late pregnancy, she can attend pelvic exercise classes.
It is a good ideal to enrol in antenatal classes for proper antenatal care.
Avoid exposure to smoking/drinking/radiation/drugs/toxins/caffeine etc.
Go for appropriate genetic tests to detect abnormalities in the baby at various intervals as suggested by your gynecologist.