Prenatal genetic testing gives parents-to-be information about whether their baby has certain genetic disorders before birth. Prenatal diagnostic tests can tell you whether your unborn baby actually has certain disorders. They are different from prenatal screening tests, which tell you the chances that your baby will be affected by certain disorders. Both screening and diagnostic tests are offered to all pregnant women.
This pamphlet focuses on prenatal diagnostic testing and explains
Morning Sickness: Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy
Dilation and Curettage
Prenatal Genetic Screening Tests
Cystic Fibrosis: Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-6920