The objective of this website is to provide the following helpful information:
- What is the chance that my baby is healthy, based on my age and medical background?
- What tests are available for me to figure out if my baby is likely to be developing normally?
- If I want to get more information on my baby’s health, how do I choose between the various tests?
The information provided here has been developed by staff from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, based at the Rotunda Hospital, using established, non-directive prenatal counselling techniques. This information is intended to be for educational purposes only, to empower patients and their physicians regarding the available tests. It is important to realise however, that this information cannot replace a full discussion between a patient and her doctor, in which complete medical and genetic details can be reviewed.