Antenatal screening for congenital anomalies
A congenital anomaly is a physiological defect, which occurs as the fetus develops in utero (World Health Organization (WHO) 2015). Antenatal screening aims to identify anomalies prior to birth; this has implications for the fetus, parents and midwives.
This resource aims to provide a base of information which midwives can use to inform their learning, along with assessment questions, in order to provide a good standard of care for parents and support them with results and the choices that may arise as a result of screening.
On completion of this resource, you should have an understanding of:
Antenatal screening, congenital, anomalies, abnormalities, Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP)
The Practising Midwide featured article
Antenatal screening: congenital anomalies
Read the article by Maria Birt (December 2015). Complete the eLearning module and assessment to gain a certificate for your portfolio, ready for revalidation and proof of CPD