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Episode 15 Content and Overview

There are a battery of tests available to you when you are expecting and it is easy to feel like you are constantly waiting for results back to let you know everything is okay.  Don’t worry, that isn’t going to do you or your baby any good.  What you can do is learn about what the different testing options are and make informed decisions on what tests you want to take and whether you would like to avoid or decline any of them.  This episode is focused on the noninvasive tests including urine and blood tests, the non-stress test, genetic screening, biophysical profile, and glucose screening and testing.  We go into what each test is looking for, how it is performed, and the risks and benefits.

Included in This Episode
  • Urine tests
  • Blood tests
  • Genetic screening
  • First trimester screen
  • Triple screen
  • Quad screen
  • Cystic Fibrosis carrier screening
  • Fetal non-stress test
  • Biophysical profile
  • Glucose screening
  • Glucose tolerance test
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