Prenatal Tests and Ultrasound

Paperback | December 10, 2011

byElizabeth Crabtree Burton, Richard Luciani

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You've discovered that you or someone you care about is pregnant. After that initial rush of excitement, you start to have a lot of questions. Is the baby healthy? Is he or she growing well? From the moment a woman suspects that she is pregnant, the testing begins, and so do the questions. Canshe trust the home pregnancy test kits? When is it time to go to the doctor or midwife? After coming to terms with the fact that pregnancy has occurred, the next step is often to worry about whether everything is progressing normally. With this book, expectant parents will find a clear timeline and explanation of all the tests they can expect to receive at each stage of pregnancy, as well as how and why they are performed, and the risks involved. This book clarifies the pros and cons of each type of test, enabling parents tochoose the testing options with which they are most comfortable. It does this in a positive, factual way so as not to exacerbate fears or implant worries in parents' minds of all the worst-case scenarios. Prenatal Tests and Ultrasound: The Facts is an invaluable source of information for expectantparents and their friends and families, and will also be of interest to professionals in general practice, obstetrics and gynaecology, and midwifery.

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You've discovered that you or someone you care about is pregnant. After that initial rush of excitement, you start to have a lot of questions. Is the baby healthy? Is he or she growing well? From the moment a woman suspects that she is pregnant, the testing begins, and so do the questions. Canshe trust the home pregnancy test kits? Whe...

Elizabeth Crabtree Burton is Chief Sonographer of Ultrasound at Millburn Ob/Gyn Associates in New Jersey, USA. Richard Luciani is Physicial Director of Ultrasound at the same.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.5 inPublished:December 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199599300

ISBN - 13:9780199599301

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Table of Contents

PrefaceGlossary of Terms1. Diagnosing pregnancy2. Genetic screening of the parents3. Genetic screening of the fetus4. Genetic testing of the fetus5. General prenatal testing6. Early first trimester ultrasound7. The nuchal translucency scan: 11-13 weeks8. The anatomy scan: 18-20 weeks9. Third trimester ultrasound and NST10. Options if an abnormality is found11. More frequently asked questionsAppendix: Additional resources