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Episode 16 Content and Overview

This episode focuses on invasive tests.  These are tests that come with some risks to you and your baby.  If you had a noninvasive screening test come back positive your care provider may offer you further testing to confirm and diagnose a condition.  The invasive tests include a CVS, amniocentesis and a cordocentesis.  This also covers your options for paternity testing.  There are lots of pros and cons to consider before opting into these tests and ultimately the decision is yours as to whether you want to take one.  Listen to this episode for everything you need to know about invasive tests and talk to your partner and your care provider and make sure you are educated so you can make an informed decision.

Included in This Episode
  • Pros and cons of invasive tests
  • CVS (chorionic villus sampling)
    • How it works
    • When it can be performed
    • Accuracy
    • Risks
  • Amniocenesis
    • How it works
    • When it can be performed
    • Accuracy
    • Risks
  • Cordocentesis
    • How it works
    • When it can be performed
    • Accuracy
    • Risks
  • Paternity Tests
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