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All parents should be given leaflet outlining full details of antenatal screening

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:259
  1. W M O Moore, Consultant obstetrician
  1. 4 Lyme Grove, Altrincham WA14 2AD

    EDITOR—Price's unhappy experience of scanning during pregnancy is not uncommon.1 Many women are poorly informed about the role of screening tests in the first half of pregnancy.2 Health professionals often provide little and sometimes inaccurate information about these tests.3 Once an abnormality has been suspected or diagnosed many women report inadequacies in the information they receive or the way it is given.4 Guidelines for screening are discussed in a report from the Royal College of Obstetricians and …

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