Screening tests offered during pregnancy:
During your pregnancy you will be offered a number of different screening tests. Screening tests can help to detect some of the conditions that you or your baby may have.
Screening is your choice. Only you can decide whether to have the screening tests offered.
To help you decide, please read the following information before your midwife booking appointment
Please click here for Antenatal Screening Tests
Easy read, audio and British Sign Language versions are also available at Antenatal Screening Wales
If you are unable to access the digital information, please speak to your midwife.
Screening tests for your baby
Newborn screening tests are offered for your baby soon after they are born.
These screening tests are recommended by the NHS.
Screening is your choice.
To help you decide, please read the following information and discuss with your midwife or newborn hearing screener.
Your baby's hearing screening test
Your baby's newborn bloodspot screening test
Easy read, audio and British Sign Language versions are also available at
Newborn Hearing Screening Wales
Newborn Bloodspot Screening Wales
If you are unable to access the digital information, please speak to your midwife or newborn hearing screener.
If you move home
If you move home during your pregnancy, please tell your midwife so that they can update your medical records.
The quality of the screening offered by the NHS in Wales is monitored. Some women pay privately to have screening tests. Screening done by private clinics is not monitored by the NHS. This means that your midwife will have no information about the quality and accuracy of any screening tests carried out by private clinics.
Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) Helpline: 0845 077 2290 or 0207 713 7486 from a mobile
Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA)
Phone: 0333 1212 300
Support Organisation for Trisomy 13/18 (Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome) (SOFT UK)
Sickle Cell Society
UK Thalassaemia Society