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Prenatal Diagnosis: Amniocentesis and CVS

What is prenatal diagnosis? Do all pregnant women have these tests? What is amniocentesis? How is CVS performed?

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Upside: Excellent article comparing CVS and amnio
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What is amniocentesis?

What disorders and defects can amniocentesis detect? What factors would put me at increased risk of having a baby with a genetic abnormality or disorder? What is the risk of miscarriage from ...

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Upside: Excellent detail on what you need to know about an amnio
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Medical Encyclopedia - Amniocentesis

Definition How the Test is Performed How to Prepare for the Test How the Test Will Feel Why the Test is Performed

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Upside: Good illustrations and details about amnio
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Amniocentesis

Highlights What is amniocentesis? What disorders and defects can amniocentesis detect? What factors would put me at increased risk of having a baby with a genetic abnormality or disorder? What is the ...

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Upside: Detailed article on amniocentesis including risks and decision-making
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Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is a common prenatal test in which a small sample of the amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus is removed and examined.

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Upside: Excellent explanation of amniocentesis
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Need advice... stressed out about amnio!!!!?

I am almost 37 weeks preggo and have gestational diabetes. We are inducing labor in a couple days but my doctor is having me do an amniocentesis to check lung maturity. I was just wondering if anyone ...

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Upside: Answers to user generated question on having an amnio late in pregnancy
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Why should I go for an amnio?

I am 35 years old and pregnant with my first child. I have been told by my health care provider that there is no real point to me having initial blood tests to determine Downs syndrome as my age will ...

www.ivillage.co.uk/pregnancyandbaby/pregnancy/tests/qas/0,,9_187346,00.html

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Upside: Q&A on having an amnio during pregnancy
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The Amniocentesis Report

A Decision Guide for Expectant Parents and Health Care Professionals

www.amniocentesis.org/

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Upside: Latest recommendation on genetic testing
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AmnioNet

Provides a detailed tour of ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis.

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Upside: Excellent content and graphics on many topics related to amnio
Downside: Old site design makes navigation very difficult

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Amniocentesis is Not Without Risk

Occasionally, a series of comments are left that leave me feeling quite disturbed. Included below is such a series received over the past few weeks, and to which I responded, that tell a story all by ...

www.healthline.com/blogs/pregnancy_childbirth/labels/echogenic%20intracardiac%20foci.html

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Upside: Very good summary of various comments about the risks of amnio including mention of EIF
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