Every pregnant woman wants to have a
healthy baby. Although most babies are healthy, it is normal to be concerned
about your unborn baby’s health.
Some tests are now available that will give a woman information about the overall
"health" of her baby before birth. These prenatal tests should be understood
before you have them done.
There are some prenatal tests which are available to
all pregnant women, while other tests may be appropriate only for certain women
based on individual medical or family history. This website provides
information about some of the tests. We encourage you to discuss your options
with a doctor, midwife or nurse practitioner early in pregnancy to help you
choose whether testing is appropriate for you and if so, what tests you should
Whether or not to have prenatal screening or prenatal diagnosis
is your choice.
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literature and medical experience. The educational content attempts to describe
principles of practice generally applicable in most circumstances.
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physician in an informed consultation with the patient, in light of all the
circumstances presented by the patient, the diagnostic and treatment options
available, and access to the necessary support resources.
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