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Week 11: Decisions, decisions.

doctor with pregnancy womanYou’re faced with lots of decisions during pregnancy—and many of them aren’t easy. Your doctor or midwife may suggest testing to help identify any risks or possible complications with your unborn baby.

Prenatal diagnostic testing ranges from noninvasive procedures such as ultrasound and blood tests, to more invasive procedures such as testing the amniotic fluid.

You may be offered this testing if you:

  • Have a family history of a genetic disease or chromosomal abnormality
  • Are older than 35
  • Have a fetus with abnormalities seen on ultrasound.


A genetics counselor can provide more information to help you make the best decision for your family.

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