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Video: Understanding the Down's Syndrome test

The Down's Syndrome test is given to pregnant women in the first trimester

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NHS midwives explain what you can expect from the Down's Syndrome test

Pregnant women across England are offered a screening test for Down's syndrome, between 10 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. This is to assess your chances of having a baby with Down's Syndrome.

If the result of the screening test highlights you have a higher chance of having a baby with Down's, you'll be offered diagnostic tests to find out for certain if your baby has the condition.

NHS midwives explain what you can expect from the Down's Syndrome test in this video.

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Video: Understanding the Down's Syndrome test