My last blog discussed prenatal testing for Down’s syndrome. This one will debate the arguments for and against having the NHS combined test or paying privately to go straight for NIPT. Clearly the private option will only be available to those that can fund it and the cost is in the range of ~£350 to … Continue reading Is it worth paying privately for the NIPT test?
A first time mum came to me this week overwhelmed by her options around screening tests for herself and her unborn baby. She had been bamboozled by the options particularly around screening for Down’s syndrome. Down’s syndrome is the most common genetic condition to be found in humans and the genetics behind it are relatively … Continue reading Prenatal Screening for Down’s Syndrome
In “Itching in pregnancy, Part I” I covered obstetric cholestasis. Here, I will cover other causes of itchiness in pregnancy, which may not be so dangerous to mother or baby, but nonetheless can cause a great deal of distress. It is always worth mentioning your itchiness to a midwife or doctor to rule out a … Continue reading Itching in pregnancy, Part II: Itching with no rash