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