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Prenatal tests – find out more about the health of your unborn child

--- 21 Mar 2019

Dear Future Mom!

What your baby looks like at 10 weeks?

Did you know that in the 3rd week of pregnancy, the fetus has developedits gender as well as eye and hair color? And that with the help of the latest research and technology the child’s risk of being born with one of the most common genetic diseases can be determined in the 10th week of pregnancy?

Such advances in medicine and science are a major step towards a better quality of life, however many future parents remain uncomfortable regarding this topic. Genetic diseases have however stopped being a taboo topic, in fact it’s just the opposite. If we wish to face them head on and better learn how to treat genetic diseases, we must have an in-depth understanding of the diseases themselves.

Learn about the key differences of prenatal tests

Prenatal tests differ primarily in the way they test and analyze the results. Amniocentesis is one of the most commonly used, despite its invasive nature. With the help of an ultrasound, a needle is used to penetrate the uterine cavity in order to obtain a fetus sample. Complications are not as rare as one might hope andmay include spontaneous abortion, bleeding, infections or premature birth. It is recommended that amniocentesis is performed between the 15th and the 20th week of pregnancy and it can take up to 4 weeks to receive the results!

The NIFTY test is one of the safest ways to test your baby’s health. It is a non-invasive procedure; therefore, it doesn’t interfere with the pregnant woman’s body. The testis based on a simple venous blood collection after the 10th week of pregnancy. The fetus’DNAis extracted from the mother-to-be’s blood.The blood sample is then analyzed using the latest gene sequencing technology in the most advanced laboratories in the world. The results of the NIFTY test are available no later than 8 days after blood collection. Compared to amniocentesis, the results arrive up to 9 weeks earlier and the procedure itself is safe. Furthermore, there is no risk of miscarriage or any other problems during pregnancy.

A prenatal test doesn’t automatically lead to an abortion

The only aim of prenatal tests is to provide information about your unborn baby’s health, so that in the event of a genetic disorder, you are able to face it dead on, have time to prepare and explore types of treatments offered by modern medicine.

The NIFTY test tells you the odds of your child being born with one of the most common genetic disease with an accuracy of over 99% and is available in over 40 gynecology clinics across Slovenia. It is considered as the most complete non-invasive prenatal test, of the highest quality in the world. It has been carried out on over 3,500,000 pregnant women. The

testis based on a simple venous blood collection from the 10th week of pregnancy. The fetus’DNAis extracted from the mother-to-be’s blood.The blood sample is then analyzed using the latest gene sequencing technology in the most advanced laboratories in the world. Furthermore, there is no risk of a miscarriage or any other problems during pregnancy. The results are available in a very short time and it can also reveal your child’s gender.

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