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What tests in pregnancy look for disabilities in your child?

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Dr. Michael Amster
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In brief: Ultrasound and labs

Throughout pregnancy there are incremental examinations for disabilities.
Sometimes there is an early sonogram inside of 10 weeks, that can visualize the heart and check size. Around 20 weeks, there is a full sonogram that looks over multiple areas for any kind of anomalies. Depending, there may be one later too. There are also labs drawn that look for congenital and spinal defects around 20 wks.

In brief: Ultrasound and labs

Throughout pregnancy there are incremental examinations for disabilities.
Sometimes there is an early sonogram inside of 10 weeks, that can visualize the heart and check size. Around 20 weeks, there is a full sonogram that looks over multiple areas for any kind of anomalies. Depending, there may be one later too. There are also labs drawn that look for congenital and spinal defects around 20 wks.
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