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NIPT: Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

NIPT: Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

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NIPT- Noninvasive Prenatal Test NIPT also known as noninvasive prenatal testing is a blood screening done to determine if the babies DNA is normal or it indicates risk for having genetic disorders including Down syndrome. The pieces of your baby’s DNA circulates in your bloodstream and this is tested. NIPT won’t be able to analyze for sure whether the baby has the actual chromosomal disorder but will only be able to tell the probability of having that condition. The results of noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) helps the doctor to decide the next steps, including other diagnostic tests such as CVS, also known as chorionic villus sampling, or amniocentesis. These lab tests analyze the baby’s genetic material that is collected from the placenta or amniotic fluid for a chromosome abn
Common Tests During Pregnancy

Common Tests During Pregnancy

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Common Tests During Pregnancy A pregnancy lasts up to 40 weeks and these weeks are grouped into three different trimesters. The second trimester is 13-27 weeks of pregnancy. By the second trimester, the baby grows larger in size and becomes stronger. Most women think the second trimester is easier than the first but it’s important to be informed about the pregnancy during the second trimester as well.The more you understand about your pregnancy, week after week, the more it helps you make informed decisions and help you with the big changes coming ahead. During the second trimester of your pregnancy, the symptoms that you may have had during the first trimester begins to improve. However you may see other changes or symptoms, like dizziness due to low blood pressure, body aches, th
First Trimester Screening

First Trimester Screening

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First Trimester Screening                     First trimester screening is a prenatal test that allows us to get information on the baby’s risk of having some congenital anomalies causing Down’s Syndrome also known as trisomy 21 or Edwards syndrome also known as trisomy 18. First trimester screening involves combined Laboratory tests such as: Blood test: This lab test is taken to measure the levels of two pregnancy-specific substances present in the mother's blood - Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein A and HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin).    Ultra Sound: The ultrasound is done to analyze the amount of the clear space in the tissue at the back of the neck also known as nuchal transl