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Study: Should Pregnant Women Get Prenatal Tests?
NBC Los Angeles

A new study shows pregnant women might not get prenatal tests if they knew more about some risks associated with them. The study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association involved 700 women. Half of the women were shown a “decision support guide” and were offered free prenatal testing afterward. The remaining women were not shown the guide or offered free testing. “Women who had the opportunity to view the program were less likely to undergo diagnostic testing than women who did not have a student intervention,” said Dr. Miriam Kuppermann of the University of California, San Francisco.