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Pregnancy Care Guidelines

Part H: Fetal chromosomal anomalies

Tests are available that enable women, who choose to do so, to identify whether there is a high probability of them having a baby with a chromosomal anomaly.

Tests are available that enable women, who choose to do so, to identify whether there is a high probability of them having a baby with a chromosomal anomaly. This refined probability estimate can inform decisions about whether to have diagnostic testing. The level of decision-making needed at all stages in this process requires sensitive engagement with women, partners and family members.

This section discusses tests that identify the probability of having a baby with chromosomal anomalies. Identifying the probability estimate can inform a woman’s decisions about having further diagnostic testing. Health professionals should sensitively support women, their partners and family members through the decision-making process.

Last updated: 
20 November 2018

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