A good goal, a disturbing word.
Admittedly, "high-risk pregnancy" sounds dramatic. But the classification does not mean that complications will inevitably occur. In most cases there is only one reason to intensively accompany the pregnancy and, if necessary, to carry out additional examinations or treatments. Ultimately, it is about pregnancies that receive special attention.
- Age of mother over 35 or under 18 years of age
- Pre-motherhood diseases (e.g. diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, heart disease, kidney and thyroid diseases, high blood pressure, tuberculosis, hepatitis)
- Complications in previous pregnancies
- multiple pregnancy
- Hereditary diseases in the family
Non-invasive prenatal examination methods can provide information on the probability of chromosomal changes, e.g. trisomy 21, or a closure defect, e.g. spina bifida (open back), in an unborn child.
In addition to the first trimester test, we also offer other non-invasive methods:
- Integrated screening
- quadruple test
- triple test
- Sequential screening
- Isolated AFP examination
Striking result? Our invasive tests provide safety.
Whether the unborn child actually has chromosomal changes can only be determined by invasive tests. An amniotic fluid examination or a puncture of the placenta (chorionic villus biopsy), for example, provide certainty.
The non-invasive prenatal examinations to determine the risk of a chromosomal change are currently not standard services of the statutory health insurance funds.