If you have received an unexpected result from your NHS screening tests, it can be upsetting, extremely stressful, and also confusing. The result may have been given to you over the phone and you may not necessarily have had written documentation yet. It can be a lot to take in and the shock of receiving the news means that all sorts of questions and thoughts can come to you later, that you hadn’t thought of at the time of the call. So where can you find information and support? The lead screening midwife in your local NHS hospital (who is often the person who gave you the result) and your community midwife are both excellent sources of help. If you are thinking about non invasive prenatal testing there is information about this on our website along with links to other sources of information. One of our clinical members of staff are happy to speak to you on the phone if you have questions about NIPT; please phone 07925 610 242 and request a call back. For a non medical perspective on things, family and close friends can, for many be a vital source of support. Their knowledge however may be variable and they may express opinions. We recommend the charity “Antenatal Results and Choices” who have excellent non biased information on their website, including a list of what to ask your private NIPT provider before you book this test, if that is the avenue you wish to go down. They also have a helpline you can call Monday to Friday 10am – 5.30pm on 02077137486 or 08450772290 to speak to a trained advisor. We have met the Director Jane and can attest that she is passionate about supporting women who face these difficult situation.

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