Antenatal screening and testing

This article looks at Group B streptococcus (GBS) and reducing the risks for pregnant women and their babies.
During pregnancy, your body will change in different ways as well as the way you feel. This article outlines the most common signs of pregnancy.
The very early signs of pregnancy are not always clear. Here we answer questions about the early symptoms of pregnancy and the use of pregnancy tests.
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.
Here we look at your baby’s movements during pregnancy. What can they can tell you and when should you seek advice?
Antenatal tests are optional, and it is up to you to decide which pregnancy testing and screening is right for you. This article looks at what to take into account when deciding.
Exposure to carbon monoxide presents a risk to you and your baby and can be caused by smoking during pregnancy or other environmental factors. Read below for information on carbon...
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.
You will be offered screening tests for maternal infections and pregnancy complications during pregnancy. Find out more about maternal testing in this article.
You may be told you have ‘rhesus negative’ blood during routine pregnancy screening. Find out more about 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.