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Prenatal Screening - Down Syndrome Queensland

Down Syndrome Queensland have partnered with Queensland Health for the Prenatal Screening health project to ensure that prenatal screening is presented as a choice to prospective parents.

A dedicated website (www.prenatalscreening.org.au) has information that is accessible, accurate and balanced for healthcare professionals and prospective parents.

Vision and mission

The purpose of this Prenatal Screening project is to provide evidence-based information supporting both prospective parents and health care professionals through the prenatal screening process, to make informed decisions about prenatal screening and, where relevant, the future of their pregnancy.

During decision-making for prenatal screening, prospective parents have the right to be offered options and to access appropriate care pathways at key decision points, including discussion of choice, access to genetic counselling, and the option to connect with condition-specific support groups.

How Prenatal Screening can help

The Prenatal Screening website also offers health care professionals access to a Practice Resource that has been endorsed by RANZCOG, and has been developed to support health care professionals across areas such as informed consent, understanding the screening and diagnostic processes, the communication of results, where to refer for further support and a background on common chromosomal conditions.

Prenatal Screening Practice Resource — provides evidence-based information supporting health care professionals to enable prospective parents to make informed decisions about prenatal screening.

Patient Information - Maternity Consumer Network — created by the Maternal Consumer Network, this is a patient information factsheet on Prenatal Screening.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Prenatal Screening | Down Syndrome Queensland.

Last reviewed: September 2022

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