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During pregnancy, all women have certain routine lab tests.

These tests can help your doctor detect possible problems with your health or your baby's health. Other tests depend on your medical history, family or ethnic background, or previous test results. ...

www.acog.org/publications/patient_education/bp133.cfm

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Upside: Information on common tests during pregnancy
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Prenatal testing: Common screening and diagnostic tests

Along with feelings of excitement and joy, pregnancy often brings moments of doubt and anxiety. It's natural to be concerned about your baby's health or what the future holds. If you're interested in ...

www.mayoclinic.com/health/prenatal-testing/PR00095

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Upside: Very good overview of the various prenatal tests along with how, what, when, why etc. for each test
Downside: Limited depth of answer and number related links

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Welcome to the Antenatal Results and Choices website

What are screening tests? Types of Screening tests What are diagnostic tests? What does the risk mean?

www.arc-uk.org/

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Upside: Good resource to understand various prenatal tests
Downside: Text heavy site with awkward navigation

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Prenatal testing : American Pregnancy Association

Prenatal Testing General Testing Blood Test Paternity Testing Urine Test Ultrasound Rh Factor Testing First Trimester Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) First Trimester Screen Second Trimester ...

www.americanpregnancy.org/prenataltesting/

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Upside: Links to details for a variety of prenatal tests
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Pregnancy Today's Guide to Pregnancy Tests and Procedures

Pregnancy is often seen as a major medical event, during which women are put through multiple tests -- sometimes without really understanding what their doctors are testing for.

www.pregnancytoday.com/reference/articles/pregnancytesting.htm

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Upside: Links to various pregnancy-related tests
Downside: Several clicks to see all the information

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Tests You Need During Pregnancy

Prenatal tests are important for your health and your unborn baby's health. Here's what to expect. "Taking good care of yourself during pregnancy is the most important way to have a healthy baby," ...

www.webmd.com/baby/features/tests-you-need-during-pregnancy

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Upside: Article with very detailed discussion on prenatal testing during pregnancy
Downside: Some medical language

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All About Prenatal Testing

Your complete guide to nine months of diagnostic medical tests for you and your developing baby. (Don't worry — there's no pop quiz!) The first prenatal test for most moms-to-be is a simple ...

www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-health/prenatal-testing.aspx

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Upside: Detailed explanation of all the various prenatal tests you may have during pregnancy
Downside: Article spans at least 15 pages so use links or expect lots of clicking

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Prenatal Testing - Below are some of the who, why, when, how,

and risks associated with some of the more commonly performed prenatal tests.

www.w-cpc.org/pregnancy/testing.html

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Upside: Very good summary of various prenatal tests and risks
Downside: Doesn't cover all the tests

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Prenatal Tests

“Is my baby healthy?" It's the question that moms-to-be agonize over the most. Like most moms, you want assurances about the health of your unborn child. That's where prenatal testing comes in. Many, ...

www.webmd.com/baby/guide/prenatal-tests

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Upside: Article with very good overview on key prenatal tests like amnio, glucose screening, ultrasound and more
Downside: Some medical language

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Prenatal testing: Who should consider it?

Prenatal testing can provide valuable information about your baby's health. If you opt for prenatal testing, be prepared for both good and bad news. Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation. Will ...

www.mayoclinic.com/health/prenatal-testing/PR00014

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Upside: Good overview of when to take different prenatal tests
Downside: Limited depth of answer and number related links