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Prenatal Screening - Benefits
Benefits of prenatal screening
  • Prenatal screening gives parental reassurance (if normal).
  • Screening followed by diagnosis may allow women to undertake a pregnancy they might not have otherwise undertaken.
  • If abnormality is detected there is an increased parental options for –
    • Further testing in the form of Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and Amniocentesis
    • Referral
    • Counseling re planned birth or termination
    • Altered obstetric management
    • Begin planning for a child with special needs