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.
Prenatal Test: Glucose Screening for Parents
Glucose screenings check for gestational diabetes, a short-term form of diabetes that some women develop during pregnancy.
Prenatal Test: Multiple Marker Test for Parents
The multiple marker test is a blood test done to screen for neural tube defects and chromosomal disorders.
Prenatal Test: Nonstress Test for Parents
This test checks to see if the baby responds normally to stimulation and is getting enough oxygen. It's done to check on the health of the fetus in a high-risk pregnancy or when the due date has passed.
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Prenatal Test: Ultrasound for Parents
A prenatal ultrasound is a safe and painless test that shows a baby's shape and position. It can be done in the first, second, or third trimester of pregnancy.
Prenatal Tests: Second Trimester for Parents
Find out what tests may be offered to you during weeks 13 through 26 of pregnancy.
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 Tests: First Trimester for Parents
Find out what tests may be offered to you during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Prenatal Tests: Third Trimester for Parents
Find out what tests may be offered to you during weeks 27 through 40 of pregnancy.