4 doctors weighed in:
Do parents have a responsibility to undergo prenatal tests?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: You decide
Prenatal testing varies in its scope.
Some simply verifies the health of the pregnant lady or the chance need for some nutritional support. When looking for fetal problems, many parents would want to know if they should deliver in a facility with advanced services to handle a problem kid. Some would want to prepare emotionally for a child with defects or have the opportunity to end the pregnancy.

In brief: You decide
Prenatal testing varies in its scope.
Some simply verifies the health of the pregnant lady or the chance need for some nutritional support. When looking for fetal problems, many parents would want to know if they should deliver in a facility with advanced services to handle a problem kid. Some would want to prepare emotionally for a child with defects or have the opportunity to end the pregnancy.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Good question.
I believe so, however they are not mandatory.
It depends on moral, cultural, spiritual, religious and socioeconomic facotrs, and hinges on what they will do with the information gleaned from such tests. Genetic counseling can help parents decide what is best for their family.

In brief: Good question.
I believe so, however they are not mandatory.
It depends on moral, cultural, spiritual, religious and socioeconomic facotrs, and hinges on what they will do with the information gleaned from such tests. Genetic counseling can help parents decide what is best for their family.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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