The aim of prenatal screening is to inform pregnant women on time, if wanted, about the presence of one or more disorders, so she can make an informed choice from several options. Prenatal screening is part of The Population Screening Act.
A pregnant woman can choose two types of prenatal testing:
- Screening for Down-, Edwards- and Patausyndrome by means of the NIPT bloodtest (click here to read the brochure in English)
- The 13 weeks scan (between 12+3 and 14+3 weeks pregnancy, during which the pregnant woman can get information about the (possible) presence of severe congenital defects early in pregnancy. This scan can only be done if you decide to participate in the IMITAS study. (click here to read more in English)
- The anomaly scan (around 20 weeks pregnancy), during which the pregnant woman can get information about the (possible) presence of an anomaly in the foetus (click here to read the brochure in English)
During a separate appointment we will inform and counsel you, so you can make a well considered choice.
You can also make use of online help on www.pns.nl (in Dutch)