Screening tests are offered during pregnancy to try to find any health conditions that you or your baby may have.
The tests include; ultrasound scans and blood tests. These can help you make choices about care or treatment during pregnancy or after your baby is born.
Screening tests are used to find people at higher chance of a health condition. This means that they can get earlier, potentially more effective treatment, or make informed decisions about their health.
Whether or not to have each test is a personal choice and one which only you can make. You can discuss each test you are offered with health professionals and decide, based on your own circumstances, whether or not it is right for you. You can also change your mind at any stage.
For more detailed information about screening tests for you and your baby, click here to see the booklet details.
For "easy read" guides about screening tests for you and your baby, click here.
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