Prenatal Test: Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) for Parents
A chorionic villus sampling (CVS) checks cells from the placenta for chromosomal abnormalities. Most women whose pregnancies are not high-risk don't need this test.
Prenatal Test: First Trimester Screening for Parents
The first trimester screening (or first trimester screen) includes a blood test and an ultrasound exam. It's done to see if a fetus is at risk for a chromosomal abnormality or birth defect.
Pregnancy - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents
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Prenatal Tests: First Trimester for Parents
Find out what tests may be offered to you during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Your Pregnancy - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents
Advice on taking care of you, and your baby-to-be!
Medical Care During Pregnancy for Parents
The sooner in pregnancy good care begins, the better for the health of both moms and their babies. Here's what to expect.
Genetic Testing for Parents
Advances in genetic testing help doctors diagnose and treat certain illnesses. The type of test done depends on which condition a doctor checks for.
Medical Procedures - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents
Info on surgical procedures and what to expect.
Beta Thalassemia for Parents
Beta thalassemia is a blood disorder in which the body has a problem producing beta globin, a component of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen throughout the body.
Medical Tests & Exams - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents
Does your child need a diagnostic test? Find out what to expect.