This information is intended for you if you are pregnant and considering having a chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or an amniocentesis (‘amnio'). It aims to help you work with your healthcare team to make the best decisions about your care. It is not meant to replace discussions with an obstetrician, midwife or genetic counsellor about your situation.
Some of the recommendations here may not apply to you and you may want to talk about this with your obstetrician, midwife or genetic counsellor.
The leaflet can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking on the link below.