And under certain circumstances, Kmom would choose to use some of it too.
She is simply pointing out that the issue is far more complex than most clinicians would have patients consider, and that parents need to ask themselves the hard questions before they begin the process.
[Chromosomal mapping] allows the detection of trisomies (extra chromosomes), monosomies (missing chromosomes), and other structural defects in the chromosomes.
They don't consider that intimately wrapped up in the question of prenatal testing is the moral dilemma of abortion and the thorny issue of eugenics.Just because you are 35 or over, for example, does not mean that you HAVE to have an amnio, and just because you are a large woman does NOT mean that you have to have the AFP test or gestational diabetes test.Conversely, it is also your right to request certain tests if they are important to you. Research the issues carefully so that you make an informed choice, and then either request or decline the test, based on your individual needs and values.This FAQ is NOT intended to be a full explanation of all the intricacies of taking and interpreting various prenatal tests, but rather a discussion of them as they pertain to large women instead.A brief description of the test, its purpose, and the procedures are given for each, but the majority of the information is about the specifics of large women and the test.