A Harmony test is a non-invasive form of prenatal testing that analyses cell free fetal DNA in maternal blood to establish the risk levels of a baby being born with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) or trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome).
The test identifies 99% of fetuses with trisomy 21, 97% of fetuses that have trisomy 18 and 92% of fetuses with trisomy 13. The test is generally carried out in a similar fashion to the Panorama test in which blood is taken from the arm of the mother and then sent off for testing in a […]
What is Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing?
Non-Invasive prenatal testing is an alternative to the traditional methods (amniocentesis and chorionic villis sampling) of prenatal screening. It is carried out through a simple blood test from the mother. It analyses fetal DNA in the mother’s blood stream for any abnormalities, genetic disorders and down syndrome.
What is Panorama?
Panorama is a market leading non-invasive form of prenatal screening to test for your baby’s risks of genetic disorders. Blood is drawn from the mother’s arm is used to analyse the baby’s DNA from […]
During your pregnancy it is important to look after yourself and take care of your body, as you are not only supporting yourself but another little person growing inside you. Having a balanced diet and a healthy exercise routine is the perfect way to ensure your pregnancy progresses as smoothly as possible, and that both you and your baby are kept healthy. You can read more about exercise and pregnancy here in one of our other blogs.
Our diet plays an important role in our day to day life, and it plays an even more important role during your […]
Whilst it’s important to stay healthy and fit throughout your life, it becomes even more important during your pregnancy to help your body adapt to the changes it will undergo. Your body will change in terms of shape and size throughout the 9 months of your pregnancy. Staying fit throughout your pregnancy will also help you during your labour and aid in recovery after giving birth.
If you’re already an active individual then it’s recommended to keep going with your regular exercises. Running, yoga, jogging and power walking are all great ways of keeping fit during […]