Your Pregnancy - Screening Tests

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During your pregnancy you'll be offered a range of screening tests as part of the NHS England national screening programmes.
These tests are designed to:
  • • Help ensure you stay well in pregnancy
    • Assess the development and wellbeing of you and your baby
    • Check if you or your baby might have certain conditions.
NHS Choices has made a short video about screening tests for you and your baby which you can watch below.

The video shows which tests are available during pregnancy and after your baby has been born. Alternatively, you can visit the NHS website or read the leaflet: NHS Screening Tests for You and Your Baby.
It is important to understand the purpose of each test so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not you would like to have them. You can discuss the tests with your midwife and ask questions about them at any time. If you choose to have them, tests are carried out as part of your appointment schedule.

Screening tests during your pregnancy

 More information is available using the links below for each of the screening programmes:

Screening tests for baby

You can also visit the NHS Choices website for further information about antenatal checks and tests. Information is available in 12 other languages.   If needed please let your midwife know


Contact our Antenatal and Newborn Screening Team on 0207 288 3842 or
Last updated18 Oct 2023
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