Pregnancy Guide

Screening for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome

You can have a screening test done during pregnancy to find out if your baby has Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome or Patau’s syndrome. Women who find out that their baby has a higher chance of these syndromes will be offered a further screening test or an invasive procedure. You can choose whether or not to have these tests.  Some women want to find out if their baby has one of the syndromes and some do not.

You are advised to watch a film clip before you see your midwife for the first time. The film clip, which gives you more information about screening for these syndromes, is available from:

Further information

You can find out more information about screening for these syndromes from:

Antenatal Screening Wales/ Sgrinio Cyn Geni Cymru | Antenatal Screening Tests


Last Updated: 08/11/2017 13:27:16
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