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March is Trisomy Awareness Month. A trisomy occurs when there is an extra copy of any one chromosome—3 copies instead of 2. Some are common, such as Down syndrome, and some trisomies are so severe that affected babies often pass away before, or shortly after birth. Join us in educating parents about the important role prenatal genetic screening plays for trisomies which may have life-threatening birth defects that require additional testing during a pregnancy or early treatment at birth.

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from Fit Pregnancy and Baby

Prenatal Testing Cheat Sheet

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from BabyCenter

Your first prenatal visit

At your first prenatal checkup your doctor or midwife will take your health history, discuss genetic testing, check you out, and run some tests.

Prenatal testing is a sensitive topic for many expectant parents. Some have the viewpoint that if they choose to continue with the pregnancy regardless of what a genetic test might show then why do it? Genetic testing can provide parents with information to help them become better prepared if in fact their child is at …

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Did you opt for genetic testing during pregnancy? Read about when it's recommended.

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from MIT Technology Review

Are We Prepared for the Hard Choices That Prenatal Genetic Tests Could Force on Expectant Parents?

Are We Prepared for the Hard Choices That Prenatal Genetic Tests Could Force on Expectant Parents? | MIT Technology Review

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The best way to request a fast safe, reliable, and affordable Prenatal DNA testing options within minutes. Use natus on your phone to connect to a agent on any major City from your phone tablet or laptop. http://natus.co/

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