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Pregnancy Testing for Down Syndrome

Posted on: June 15th, 2014 by admin

Pregnancy Testing at Arrowhead Women’s Center

Prenatal care is an essential component to pregnancy health. At Arrowhead Women’s Center, we offer a wide array of tests during each term of pregnancy. These tests provide our team of physicians with information about each stage of pregnancy regarding the health and wellness of both mother and baby.

In addition, we offer tests that assess chromosomal issues, such as Down syndrome. Through this Arrowhead Women’s Center blog, we will discuss testing for Down syndrome during pregnancy, and help you learn what you can expect during the process. Keep reading to learn more about testing for Down syndrome.

Testing for Down Syndrome

Many parents worry that their child may have a chromosomal abnormality, such as Down syndrome. Through screening tests at Arrowhead Women’s Center, we are able to assess your growing baby’s chances of having Down syndrome. Early non-invasive testing techniques can help you to determine if further testing is required to confirm a specific condition.

Screening tests do not state if your child has Down syndrome for certain, but instead show a ratio that illustrates the chances of a baby having a certain problem. The test is based on the mother’s age and additional testing results. From screening testing, you may decide that diagnostic testing is the next step that is right for you.

During a consultation at Arrowhead Women’s Center, we will discuss all of your pregnancy testing options with you so that you can have a clear understanding of your personal health, and the health of your child. With screenings, you can have more information about the risk of your child having Down syndrome. We will explain the risk ratios to you in more depth during your visit, and help you determine if this form of pregnancy testing is a good fit for you.

Learn More about Arrowhead Women’s Center

If you would like to find out more information about Arrowhead Women’s Center and the services and procedures that we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will answer all of your questions about pregnancy testing, and offer insight into what tests might best suit your individual needs.

At Arrowhead Women’s Center, our commitment is to delivering you with unparalleled patient care. We are here to guide you through every step of pregnancy and beyond. Learn more about what we offer today by calling us at 623-414-3500.

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