Maternal and Fetal Testing
- Why is the test needed for your pregnancy?
- What information will the test provide?
- What are the benefits of the test?
- What are the risks, if any, to you and to your baby?
- What other tests might be used instead?
- Who will perform the test?
- Where will it be done?
- How long does it take to get results?
- Will the test results require additional testing?
- What are your options based on the outcome of the test?
- What are your options if you choose to not have the test?
- pre-existing maternal diseases (i.e., diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease)
- toxemia (high blood pressure of pregnancy)
- abnormal amniotic fluid amounts
- abnormal fetal growth
- multiple pregnancy (twins or more)
- post-term pregnancy
If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the High-Risk Pregnancy Online Resources page in this Web site for an Internet/World Wide Web address that may contain additional information on that topic.
First Trimester Screening
Second Trimester Screening
Nuchal Translucency Screening
Chorionic Villus Sampling
Fetal Blood Sampling
Fetal Movement Counting
Nonstress Testing (NST)
Biophysical Profile (BPP)
Doppler Flow Studies
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