Happy Monday everyone!! Hope you are all well and not freezing as it is quite cold today L. Today, I want to talk about Harmony Test and NHS screening, both mainly for Down Syndrome. NHS offers what is called a ‘Dating Scan’ at around 8 to 14 weeks of pregnancy. It is used to see how far along in your pregnancy you are and check your baby’s development. More specifically, the purpose of the scan is to check how many weeks pregnant you are, work out the due date, that the baby is growing in the right place, baby’s development and note if there are any abnormalities. The screening for Down’s can be done at the dating scan if you are between 11 and 14 weeks and is called ‘combined test.’ It involves a blood test and measuring the fluid at the back of the baby’s neck with an ultrasound scan. You will get a message next day if there is anything abnormal, and no message if everything is good.