What tests are available for me to figure out if my baby is healthy?
The following tests are now easily available in Ireland for any patient who would like reassurance regarding the health of their baby:
Early Pregnancy Assessment
First Trimester Screening
Second Trimester Screening
Fetal Anomaly Scan
Chorionic Villus Sampling
Many of these tests need to be performed at very specific times during pregnancy. To figure out how far along you are in your pregnancy, and to find out which of these tests may be available for you, please enter your pregnancy dating information in the box below. If you know the date of the first day of your last menstrual period, enter that date in the correct box below. Alternatively, if you don't know this date, but you do know your expected due date, enter that date in the correct box below. Information will then appear suggesting how far along in pregnancy you are, and which tests should be scheduled.
Some of these tests may be provided by your local maternity hospital. However, you should realise that most Irish hospitals do not receive special funding from the Department of Health to provide such screening or diagnostic tests on a routine basis. You may therefore need to make special arrangements for these tests yourself, if not provided at your local centre.
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