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Antenatal Screening

At your first booking appointment your community midwife will discuss and offer you a range of screening tests, the tests include blood tests and ultrasound scans of your baby.

The screening tests offered are to help identify any health problems that you may have or that could affect your baby. You will have been given a booklet to help you understand the screening tests available to you.

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This information is available in 13 different languages, easy read and MP3 audio files.

Further information is available on NHS Choices

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Screening is optional; choosing to have the screening tests is an important decision. It is a personal choice, you do not have to accept any of the tests offered, however you need to understand the information and the purpose of tests available to you to make an informed choice.

Some of the screening tests for Downs, Edwards' and Patau's Syndrome and sickle cell and thalassaemia may lead to difficult decisions and choices of whether  to or not to have an diagnostic test which may lead to a miscarriage and choosing if you decide to continue the pregnancy or not.

Some of the screening tests available can only be offered in early pregnancy and are time sensitive.


Please click here for the screening timeline.

You can find out more about the screening tests available to you by clicking the links below.

Blood Tests

Infectious diseases- HIV, Hepatitis B and Syphilis

Screening for inherited conditions Sickle cell and thalassaemia


Diabetic  eye retinal screening

What is the test for?

To check for signs of diabetic retinopathy and other eye problems caused by diabetes and monitor the health of your eyes if you are pregnant and have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

You will not need diabetic eye screening if you did not have diabetes before pregnancy.

Some women develop gestational diabetes in later pregnancy (28 weeks or more). Gestational diabetes can be treated through changes in diet and usually goes away once the baby is born. You will not be offered diabetic eye screening if you develop gestational diabetes.

Eye Screening Info

Screening Test Information


Ultrasound Scans

It is recommended in England that all women are offered a minimum of 2 ultrasound scans in their pregnancy. You will be offered an early pregnancy scan, which is usually performed at between 8 and 14+1weeks of pregnancy.

The purpose of the scan is to assess how many weeks pregnant you are, how many babies you are having and to check on your baby's wellbeing.

Dating scan 8-14+6 weeks of pregnancy

18+0 and 20+6 weeks pregnant you will be offered an anomaly scan.

The purpose of the scan is to look for any structural abnormalities (problems) your baby may have.

Follow the links for more details on:
Newborn Screening

Downs, Edwards and PatausSyndrome

Rash Awareness



The ANNB Team

Camilla Picknett

Support Midwife 
Clare Hodgson
Jolene Boyce

Administration Assistant
Laura Orr

01904 725347 (York)
01723 236308 (Scarborough)

(Mon to Fri 8.30am to 4.30pm
Voicemail Out Of Hours)


Other Support Organisations


ARC  (Antenatal Results & Choices)  


The Downs Association


SOFT Association - help for Patau's & Edwards' Syndrome


The Sickle Cell Society


The UK Thalassaemia Society


Contact a Family


CLAPA ( Cleft lip & palate association)




TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Birth association)


Miscarriage Association


BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service)


SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)






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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.

Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.