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Screening tests for you and your baby: easy guides

These 8 easy read guides explain the screening tests offered during and after pregnancy for people with learning disabilities.

Documents

Screening for hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis: an easy guide to screening tests when you are pregnant

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Screening for sickle cell disease and thalassaemia: an easy guide to screening tests when you are pregnant

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Screening for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome: an easy guide to screening tests when you are pregnant

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Screening for problems with your baby’s body: an easy guide to screening tests when you are pregnant

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Screening for eye problems for pregnant women with diabetes: an easy guide to screening tests when you are pregnant

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Looking at your baby’s heart, eyes, hips and balls (testes): an easy guide to screening tests for your new baby

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Looking at your baby’s hearing: an easy guide to screening tests for your new baby

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Blood spot tests: an easy guide to screening tests for your new baby

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Details

Health professionals should download and print off copies of these easy guides to use when explaining screening tests offered during and after pregnancy to people with learning disabilities.

These easy guides are adapted from the Screening tests for you and your baby information provided to women when they book their pregnancy.

If possible, you should print them in colour and single sided to improve understanding and accessibility for people with learning disabilities.

Please note that the Screening for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome easy guide does not yet include information about non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

Contact the screening helpdesk with any queries about this publication, making sure you include its full title.

Published 10 February 2017
Last updated 20 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Easy guide to screening for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome updated and replaced to include non-invasive prenatal testing.

  2. Added notification that Screening for Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndromes easy guide does not include NIPT information.

  3. Content of all 8 easy guides updated.

  4. Updated section on screening for hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis.

  5. Updated artwork for pregnancy sections 1, 3, 4 and 5 and for baby section 1.

  6. First published.