Down syndrome. This test is done after 10 weeks of pregnancy. Your provider may recommend the test if an ultrasound shows that your baby may have a birth defect or if you've already had a baby with a birth defect. It’s not recommended for women who aren't likely to have a baby with a birth defect or who are pregnant with multiples (more than one baby, like twins or triplets). It’s called noninvasive because it’s done with a blood test. It doesn’t require any other tools that break the skin or enter your body. If you have this test, your provider may recommend you have an invasive test, like amniocentesis, to confirm the results.. Tests your blood for your baby’s DNA to see if he may have certain genetic conditions, like
run in your family, or if your first-trimester screening shows that your baby is at increased risk for birth defects.. A test that checks tissue from the placenta to see if a baby has a genetic condition, like Down syndrome. CVS is done at 10 to 13 weeks of pregnancy. Your provider may want you to have CVS if you’re older than 35, if genetic conditions
. Tests to see if you have the gene that causes CF. CF is a disease that affects breathing digestion. If you your partner have the gene, you can pass CF to your baby. You your partner can have this test any time during pregnancy.
ultrasound uses sound waves a computer screen to show a picture of your baby inside the womb.Confirms (makes sure) that you’re pregnant. It also dates your pregnancy, so you know how many weeks pregnant you are. An
heart defects. You get a blood test an ultrasound as part of this test. The test usually is done at 11 to 14 weeks of pregnancy.. Tests to see if your baby may be at risk for some birth defects, like Down syndrome and
. Tests your blood to see if your baby is at risk for some birth defects, like Down syndrome. It’s called a quad screen because it measures four substances in the mother's blood: alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), estriol, human chorionic gonadostropin (hCG) inhibin A. The test is done at 15 to 22 weeks of pregnancy.
amniotic fluid from around your baby to see if he has a genetic condition, like Down syndrome. The test usually is done at 15 to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Your provider may want you to have an amnio for the same reasons as for CVS.(also called amnio). Tests the
. Helps your provider make sure your baby is growing check for birth defects. It’s usually done at 16 to 20 weeks of pregnancy.
gestational diabetes. This is a kind of diabetes that some women get during pregnancy. You get this test at 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy.. Tests to see if you have