In Utero Diagnosis


Prenatal screening provides you with important information about the health of your baby. 

Knowing whether your baby has special needs could help you prepare for their arrival. You may also require specialist antenatal care and support during your pregnancy. You may need to be admitted to a tertiary hospital for the birth where immediate life-saving care for your newborn baby can be provided. 

Whether you proceed with prenatal testing is a decision for you and your family, but it is important for you to be aware of the choices available. It can be helpful to discuss your options with a doctor, midwife or genetic counsellor. 

Some prenatal tests are screening tests that can only reveal the possibility of a problem. Other prenatal tests are diagnostic tests that can accurately find whether a baby has a specific problem. A screening test sometimes is followed by a diagnostic test. It is important to note prenatal tests cannot detect all conditions. 

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