As an expectant parent, one of your biggest concerns is that your baby will be born healthy. Unfortunately, some pregnancies require special attention and are complicated by birth defects. We want to help you understand some of the tests that are available before and during pregnancy that can uncover some of these birth defects so you can make the choice about what is right for you. Your health care provider will help you decide which tests you may want want to consider and will help you arrange testing.
Chorionic villus sampling
Fetal blood sampling
These tests can reveal such disorders as:
Sickle Cell Anemia
Tay-Sachs Disease and other Ashkenazi Disorders