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Prenatal Screening and Birth Defects

The California Prenatal Screening Program is a statewide program offered by prenatal care providers to all pregnant individuals in California. This optional program offers screening for certain birth defects as well as genetic counseling and follow-up services based on the screening results. Below are educational materials available to download and share with your communities.

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Prenatal screening is your choice


Prenatal screening is your choice
Learn about the available options to check for birth defects

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Prenatal scree​​ning is your #choice! Learn about the available options to check for birt​​h defects. go.cdph.ca.gov/MyScreening​

Do you want to know?
Prenatal screening checks for Down syndrome and some birth defects
Talk to you r doctor about pernatal screening
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Do you want to know?
Prenatal screening checks for Down syndrome and some #birthdefects. Talk to your doctor about prenatal screening. go.cdph.ca.gov/MyScreening​

What is prenatal screening?
Prenatal screening checks for Down syndrome and some birth defects
You give two blood samples for prenatal screening
You can also find out the sex of the fetus if it is important to you
Talk to your doctor about prenatal screening
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#DYK prenatal screening requires you to give two blood samples. You can also find out the sex of the fetus if you want.
Talk to your doctor today about prenatal screening.
 go.cdph.ca.gov/MyScreening​

Why prenatal screening?
Prenatal screening checks for Down syndrome and some birth defects
Most pregnancies result in a healthy baby, but birth defects can happen
You can also find out the sex of the fetus if it is important to you
Talk to your doctor about prenatal screening
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Prenatal screening checks for Down syndrome and other​​ birth defects. Most​ pregnancies result in a healthy baby. Sometimes birth defects can happen. 

You can als​​​o find out the sex of the fetus if that is important to you. ​​

 go.cdph.ca.gov/MyScreening​

Videos

Californi​​​a Prenatal Screening Program and Luisa’s Decision​

 

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The California Prenatal Screening Program Patient Video explains the state’s prenata​​l screening program including that it is voluntary. It also tells program participants what to expect from the state program, including potential screening results, and what steps to take after getting the results.

#pregnancytest #prenatal #prenatalscreening #screening #prenatalcare #pregnancy  #midwiferycare #obgyn #womenshealth #gynecology

Spanish: Programa de Detección Pren​​atal de California: La decisión de Luisa

 

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El video del Programa de Detección Prenatal del paciente explica el programa de detección prenatal del estado incluyendo que es voluntario. También explica a los participantes qué esperar del programa estatal, incluyendo potenciales resultados de pruebas prenatales, y cuales pasos a seguir después de obtener los resultados.

Simplified Chin​​ese: 加州产前筛查计划及路易莎的决定

 

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加州产前筛查计划患者视频解释了该州的产前筛查计划,包括它是自愿的。它还告诉计划参与者对州计划的期望,包括潜在的筛查结果,以及获得结果后要采取的步骤。​​



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