9 Weeks, Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (Panorama)

The Panorama test is a non-invasive prenatal screening test (NIPT) that assess baby’s risk for genetic disorders such as Down’s syndrome or other abnormalities.  Unlike the traditional invasive tests that carry a miscarriage risk of about 1:100, it analyses baby’s (placental) DNA through a simple blood draw from the mother’s arm.  This test also determines the baby’s gender as early as nine weeks!

Before the blood test carried were out, the clinic did a routine well-being scan for us.  It’s hard to imagine that only 3 weeks after we last saw him, our little one has already developed so much and looks far more like a little person than a bean.

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