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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
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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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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
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A User's Guide to Prenatal Tests

I must confess -- before I became pregnant, I was a medical wimp. A finger prick before my wedding day and annual checkups and pap smears were the extent of my relationship with doctors, and I liked ...

www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=51733

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Upside: Detailed article discussing various prenatal tests
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Prenatal Testing: Straightforward Advice from a Gynecologist

You called to ask about what tests you are required to have as part of your prenatal care. There are several tests that your physician will order during your prenatal visits. The tests that the ...

www.ohiohealth.com/bodymaternity.cfm?id=2476

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Upside: Advice on various prenatal tests and when to have them
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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
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MedlinePlus: Prenatal Testing

Prenatal Testing, Amniocentesis, Chorionic Villi Sampling, Fetal Ultrasound

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/prenataltesting.html

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Upside: Very good starting point to find details on prenatal testing
Downside: Most links to other sites; text heavy site

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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
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