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Prenatal Tests

Prenatal tests are important because they give your doctor a good idea of how healthy you are and what type of problems you are most likely to experience during your... more...
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First-Trimester Screening

The First-Trimester Screening is an early optional non-invasive evaluation that combines a maternal blood screening test with an ultrasound evaluation of the fetus to identify risks for specific chromosomal abnormalities,... more...
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Chorionic Villus Sampling: CVS

Chorionic villus sampling often referred to as CVS, is a diagnostic test for identifying chromosome abnormalities and other inherited disorders. This test may be recommended by your health care provider... more...
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Ultrasound: Sonogram

What is an Ultrasound Exam? This procedure uses high-frequency sound waves to scan a woman's abdomen and pelvic cavity, creating a picture (sonogram) of the baby and placenta. Although the... more...
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Amniocentesis is a diagnostic test that may be recommended by your health care provider following an abnormal triple test result. Inherited or genetic concerns lead some parents to choose amniocentesis to determine if... more...
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Keepsake Ultrasounds

Commercial keepsake ultrasounds give families a sneak preview of their growing baby. Although these services might create special memories and an opportunity to determine the baby’s gender, the use of... more...
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