Entry Criteria

Fetal scans

Why have I been chosen?

We seek permission for these studies from pregnant women whose baby has been diagnosed with Down syndrome or Trisomy 21 or in whom there is a high risk of Down syndrome.  

Do I have to take part?

It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part.  If you do decide to take part you will be given an information sheet (click here for information sheet) to keep and be asked to sign a consent form. You are free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason.  This will not affect the standard of care you receive. If you do not wish to take part, we will only take those images that we consider necessary to help with the management of your pregnancy. We still require your permission to do this.

Neonatal scans

Why has my baby been chosen?

Your baby has been chosen because he/she has Down syndrome.

Does my baby have to take part?

Involvement in this study is entirely voluntary. If you do allow your baby to take part you will be given this information sheet to keep and be asked to sign a consent form. If you decide to take part you are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason. This will not affect the standard of care your baby receives. You may wish your baby to be involved in some parts of the project but not others, and this can be specified on the consent form.

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