Prenatal testing – Yes or no?
Prenatal testing can show how an unborn baby is developing and whether they have any special challenges or health problems. It can be helpful, but it can also be unsettling. For this reason, it's important to get enough information and advice before deciding whether to have prenatal testing.
It is not always easy to know whether prenatal testing is right for you. Some women and couples feel pressured into making a decision soon. But you have enough time to get detailed medical or psychosocial advice. Women also have the legal right to make their own decision.
Prenatal testing is voluntary. In other words, all women can turn down any examination or test offered at any time without giving a reason. The right to not know is so important that nobody can force you to have prenatal testing.