Prenatal Tests

Prenatal Tests

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All parents-to-be are offered tests to check on the wellbeing of their unborn baby. They need clear and relevant information about the purpose, the timing and the risks of each test, as well as details of how the test will actually be performed. The book covers every prenatal test, giving the necessary amount of information on each, without overloading the reader. At each stage of pregnancy, parents can rely on it to: - provide background reading before discussions with medical staff - inform the difficult decisions that may have to be made about whether to have tests - explain the results Prenatal Tests: The Facts is written by two experts in the field. Arranged by stage of pregnancy, and beautifully illustrated with over 20 ultrasound images, it gives parents-to-be all the information they need in order to make the right decisions for themselves and their baby.All women planning a pregnancy should take folate supplements for at least 1 month before conception and for 6 weeks after conception. In the UK, women are ... Additional reassurance can come from a normal blood test result. Assessing theanbsp;...

Title:Prenatal Tests
Author:Lachlan De Crespigny, Frank A. Chervenak
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2005


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