Amniocentesis is a prenatal DNA testing in which amniotic fluid is removed from the uterus for testing or treatment. During the pregnancy, the fetus is surrounded by amniotic fluid containing live fetal cells and other substances such as alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). Doctors get important information about your baby’s health before birth by examining amniotic fluid.
How you prepare
If you are going for amniocentesis testing before week 20 of pregnancy then make sure that your bladder is full during the procedure which supports the uterus. So, it is important to drink plenty of fluids before the appointment. Remember that after 20 weeks of pregnancy, your bladder should be empty during amniocentesis prenatal testing to minimize the chance of puncture.
Some complications you need to know which may occur after the amniocentesis
Doctors recommend amniocentesis usually in between 16 to 20 weeks of pregnancy, which is during the second trimester. There are some chances of complications but it’s rare to have severe ones. In this prenatal testing, the risk of miscarriage is up to .3 percent. The risk is marginally higher
if the amniocentesis occurs before 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Some other complications include:
• Uterine infection
• Amniotic fluid leaks out of the body
• A small amount of vaginal bleeding also can happen
In addition to the above complications, amniocentesis can cause infectio
such as hepatitis C or HIV, which can transfer to the unborn baby. If the results of the amniocentesis test are normal, it means your baby most likely doesn’t have any abnormality.
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