These invasive procedures should be discussed thoroughly with your healthcare provider and between you and your partner. Additional counseling and discussions with a counselor, social worker or minister may prove helpful.
What are the reasons for further testing?
Triple testing is a routine screening that is not an invasive procedure and poses no risks to the mother or baby. The triple testing results may warrant additional testing. The reasons to pursue further testing or not vary from person to person and couple to couple. Performing further testing allows you to confirm a diagnosis and then provides you with certain opportunities:
Some individuals or couples may elect not to pursue testing or additional testing for various reasons:
It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of testing thoroughly with your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider will help you evaluate if the benefits from the results could outweigh any risks from the procedure.
Reprinted with permission from American Pregnancy Association