Mary Calvagna, MS
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with prenatal testing. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you will take an active role in your care.
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Invasive prenatal testing for aneuploidy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Practice Bulletin No. 88. December 2007.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Practice Bulletin No. 77. January 2007.
Prenatal tests. Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth website. Available at:
http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/medical/prenatal_tests.html. Updated June 2013. Accessed May 5, 2016.
Tips for talking to your doctor. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at:
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/healthcare-management/working-with-your-doctor/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor.html. Updated May 2014. Accessed May 5, 2016.
Last reviewed May 2016 by Andrea Chisholm, MD
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