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Information for Individuals and Families

Pregnancy can cause feelings of joy, as well as fear, stress, and uncertainty about the future. Some expecting parents want to know as much as they can about their fetus (developing baby) during pregnancy.

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Prenatal screening offered through the California Prenatal Screening Program is a way to check on your fetus during pregnancy for birth defects. You decide if you want prenatal screening. Your prenatal care provider should discuss this information and your choice with you early in your pregnancy.

Find out more about prenatal screening from our new videos in English, Spanish, and Chinese below!

​English Video
​Spanish Video
​Chinese Video

Title: California Prenatal Screening Program and Luisa’s Decision

Language: English

Published: 8/11/2022

Duration: 3:29

Title: Programa de Detección Prenatal de California: La decisión de Luisa

Language: Spanish

Published: 8/29/2022

Duration: 4:14

Title: 加州产前筛查计划及路易莎的决定

Language: Simplified Chinese

Published: 9/20/2022

Duration: 3:59

Educational Materials

Prenatal Screening Patient Booklet (12 Pages)


Prenatal Screening Patient Booklet Summary (2 Pages)

Prenatal Screening Patient Booklet (use "select language" button in top right of web page to view in additional languages

Prenatal Screening Social Media Toolkit


Please post and share widely with people in California who are or may become pregnant and the groups that serve them


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