Pregnancy screening tests

During pregnancy you will be offered screening tests to check that you and your baby are healthy.

The pages below provide information on the screening tests you will be offered during pregnancy. Screening is your decision – your midwife (or specialist doctor) will give you information and support to help you to decide whether to have screening or not. Talk to them about what’s right for you and your baby.

In this section

  • Blood tests can help identify conditions or diseases in you or your baby that may need treatment. The free pregnancy blood tests check things like your iron levels, blood group and rhesus factor, and for diseases like diabetes and hepatitis B. Read more
  • It’s your choice to have screening tests to check whether your baby may have Down syndrome or some other rare genetic conditions such as Turner syndrome, Trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18. Read more
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