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Is it necessary to do prenatal screening tests?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe not

Prenatal testing is usually for the parents, peace of mind and intervention.
There are a growing number of conditions that intervention can improve outcomes. More often parents are challenged with the ? Do i continue this preg? If you understand the risks and you know you would not terminate the preg, no matter what, you do not have to test.

In brief: Maybe not

Prenatal testing is usually for the parents, peace of mind and intervention.
There are a growing number of conditions that intervention can improve outcomes. More often parents are challenged with the ? Do i continue this preg? If you understand the risks and you know you would not terminate the preg, no matter what, you do not have to test.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Some of the tests can have an impact on your prenatal care and could even have an impact on when and where you should deliver. It would be substandard care for your doctor not to offer / perform any prenatal testin.

In brief: Yes

Some of the tests can have an impact on your prenatal care and could even have an impact on when and where you should deliver. It would be substandard care for your doctor not to offer / perform any prenatal testin.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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