If not, would it help to have this information in advance so you can prepare for a child with special needs?
Odds are you'll never need to act on the answers to these questions (90 to 95 percent of pregnancies result in the safe delivery of healthy babies), but you may decide you're better off being prepared than caught off guard. Your upcoming prenatal visit will include your first ultrasound.
If they make you feel good, they're totally worth it.
Start thinking about what you would do if your doctor suggests any sort of genetic test like CVS or amnio. First, of course, is whether the benefits of having the test outweigh the possible health risks.
Many healthcare practices have potential mommies-to-be come in for a blood test with a nurse first to confirm pregnancy and then wait until you're far enough along to better estimate your due date through an ultrasound test.