Pregnancy is a different experience for every woman. Learn what to expect from pregnancy, labour and birth including how to care for yourself and your baby and the type of care you prefer.
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Topic: Pregnancy tests
A range of tests is available to pregnant women to confirm pregnancy and monitor the baby's development in the womb.
Amniocentesis can provide information about your unborn baby and detect abnormalities such as Down syndrome or spina bifida.
Maternal serum screening can indicate increased risk of abnormalities in the unborn child, but is not a diagnosis.
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a pregnancy test that checks the baby for some abnormalities.
Ultrasound is used during pregnancy to check the baby’s development and to help pick up any abnormalities.