midwife checking pregnant ladyAny woman who undertakes an amniocentesis test should carefully consider the implications of the procedure and the possibility of a positive (abnormal) result.

Amniocentesis should be considered with care, and you should discuss this with your partner and medical team. Pre-test counselling should be provided by a member of your antenatal team.

The counselling required if a pregnant woman opts for a cystic fibrosis test is less straightforward and an experienced genetic counsellor should be recommended.