Across the nine months of pregnancy, you and your baby will be monitored with various tests to ensure your safety and the healthy development of your baby.
From ultrasounds through to testing for gestational diabetes, you can read all about the investigations in pregnancy here.
I offer genetic screening – but you may ask why do it?
There are many reasons – The goal of pre-pregnancy screening is to let women and couples know if they at increased risk of having a child with a common genetic condition that will have an impact on their child/children.
Read more about Genetic Screening here.
An amniocentesis is when we take a small sample of fluid from the womb. This is done by inserting a needle into the mothers abdomen to take a sample.
The test is offered as there may be a suspected chromosomal or genetic condition that has shown up on an ultrasound and further testing may be required.
You can read more about the test here.
Red blood cell alloimmunisation is important to diagnose in pregnancy because it can lead to a serious complication called haemolytic disease of the newborn.
Read more about that here.