Antenatal screening and testing

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You will be offered various antenatal screening and diagnostic tests during pregnancy. Find out what they can reveal about your health and the health of your baby here.
Information on baby movement in the womb during pregnancy covering what you baby's movements can tell you and when to seek advice.
Some antenatal tests and types of antenatal screening are optional. You can decide whether different types of pregnancy testing and screening are right for you.
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Foetal screening and diagnostic tests can detect pregnancy complications and foetal abnormalities. Find out which conditions you and your baby may be tested for.
Finding out your baby may have a disability can be a shock. Learn more about sources of information and support for parents expecting babies with disabilities.
Antenatal screening tests can detect maternal infections and pregnancy complications. Read for information on glucose tolerance tests, pre-eclampsia checks and more.
You may be told you have rhesus negative blood during pregnancy screening. Read about the impact your Rh factor can have and what this means for you and your baby.
Read below for information on Down’s syndrome screening in pregnancy, the nuchal translucency scan, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), amniocentesis and more.