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An amniocentesis is also recommended if you’ve already had a child with certain birth defects, or if you have a family or personal history that puts you at risk for certain inherited diseases. You might choose to have this test if you had abnormal blood tests that suggest there might be a. Why might you need an amnio? Amniocentesis is a procedure to remove a small amount of fluid from the amniotic sac that surrounds the fetus. This fluid is then used for testing.

A doctor may offer an amnio for consideration in any of these situation. Amniocentesis is a prenatal test in which a small amount of amniotic fluid is removed from the sac surrounding the fetus for testing. The sample of amniotic fluid (less than one ounce) is removed. Your doctor may recommend amniocentesis if your chances of having a baby with a genetic condition or birth defect are higher than average. Even though amniocentesis can detect certain problems, it can’t guarantee that your baby will be born healthy.

No test can do that. Amniocentesis is a procedure used to take out a small sample of the amniotic fluid for testing. This is the fluid that surrounds the fetus in a pregnant woman. Amniotic fluid is a clear, pale yellow fluid that: Protects the fetus from injury.

May 21, 2020. Amniocentesis is a prenatal test offered to women between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy to determine whether a baby has genetic or chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down syndrome. It requires a doctor to use a needle and ultrasound to take a small sample of amniotic fluid. Amniocentesis is a diagnostic test that may be recommended by your health care provider following an abnormal triple test result. Inherited or genetic concerns lead some parents to choose amniocentesis to determine if specific genetic disorders may be present in their baby.

How is amniocentesis performed?An amniocentesis is a procedure that is done to take a sample of amniotic fluid. Amniotic fluid surrounds your baby inside the amniotic sac. This procedure is done to diagnose certain birth defects and genetic conditions. Genetic conditions are health conditions that are passed down from parents to their baby.

Like all genetic testing, amniocentesis is optional. It is generally offered when: Results of a screening test (the combined first-trimester bloodwork, the quad screen or noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT)) turn out abnormal and you’ve missed the window for CVS (or opted not to get CVS because that test can’t detect neural tube defects). An amniocentesis is a procedure that is done to take a sample of amniotic fluid.

Amniotic fluid surrounds your baby inside the amniotic sac. This procedure is done to diagnose certain birth defects and genetic conditions. Genetic conditions are health conditions that are passed down from parents to their baby.

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Its screening purposes are generally the same as amniocentesis, but CVS allows an earlier result to be obtained.

“Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology” by Andrew S. Davis, PhD, Rik Carl D'Amato
from Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology
by Andrew S. Davis, PhD, Rik Carl D’Amato
Springer Publishing Company, 2010

No amniocentesis is required.

“The Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics” by The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, K. Joseph Hurt, Matthew W. Guile, Jessica L. Bienstock, Harold E. Fox, Edward E. Wallach
from The Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics
by The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, K. Joseph Hurt, et. al.
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2012

If maternal infection has been serologically confirmed, amniocentesis to confirm or exclude fetal infection is recommended.

“Fetal MRI” by Daniela Prayer, Albert L. Baert
from Fetal MRI
by Daniela Prayer, Albert L. Baert
Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011

It requires either amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.

“Biology of Disease” by Nessar Ahmed, Maureen Dawson, Chris Smith, Ed Wood
from Biology of Disease
by Nessar Ahmed, Maureen Dawson, et. al.
CRC Press, 2007

If the patient is difficult to scan or if she wants to be even more certain that there is no NTD, amniocentesis can be undertaken.

“Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book” by Steven G. Gabbe, Jennifer R. Niebyl, Henry L Galan, Eric R. M. Jauniaux, Mark B Landon, Joe Leigh Simpson, Deborah A Driscoll
from Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book
by Steven G. Gabbe, Jennifer R. Niebyl, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

Amniocentesis does, however, carry a small additional risk of causing a miscarriage.

“The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction” by Henry T. Greely
from The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction
by Henry T. Greely
Harvard University Press, 2016

However, its effects on the fetus and newborn are much less dramatic and lifethreatening than those of Rh incompatibility; therefore amniocentesis and monitoring of amniotic fluid bilirubin levels, intrauterine transfusions, and early delivery usually are not necessary.

“Comprehensive Neonatal Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach” by Carole Kenner, Judy Wright Lott
from Comprehensive Neonatal Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach
by Carole Kenner, Judy Wright Lott
Saunders Elsevier, 2007

CVS can be performed earlier in the pregnancy than can amniocentesis.

“Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests E-Book” by Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy J. Pagana
from Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests E-Book
by Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy J. Pagana
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

The amniocentesis test is performed under ultrasound guidance, so the needle will not damage the fetus or the placenta.

“Parenthood in America: An Encyclopedia” by Lawrence Balter, Robert B. McCall
from Parenthood in America: An Encyclopedia
by Lawrence Balter, Robert B. McCall
ABC-CLIO, 2000

In this situation the woman should be informed about the possibility of infection/inflammation and the desirability of confirming the diagnosis by amniocentesis.

“Practical Guide to High Risk Pregnancy and Delivery E-Book” by Fernando Arias, Amarnath G Bhide, Arulkumaran S, Kaizad Damania, Shirish N Daftary
from Practical Guide to High Risk Pregnancy and Delivery E-Book
by Fernando Arias, Amarnath G Bhide, et. al.
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  • We kindly request permission to use this for a South African television show. It is a talk show about pregnancy and birth and we will be discussing YOUR PREGNANCY, SECOND TRIMESTER and this is perfect to illustrate how the amnio testing is done. We will credit you.

  • Sir did you use local anaesthetic drug application before spinal needle insertion as I can hear the patient is experiencing some pain

  • Thank you for this informational video! I do believe my studied referenced that the miscarriage rate is actually 1 in 200 (rather than 900)

  • At what week is the amniocentesis done? After the amniocentesis is done and sent to the lab, how long is it until the results are given to the woman. Then, if malformations or something wrong is detected, how soon and at what ‘week” does the woman go through the abortion if she decides she wants it because of the results of the amniocentesis?

  • Great video. I watched this having had 6 ltrs removed (polyhydramaninos) with my last twin pregnancy, a twin to twin transfusion syndrome pregnancy. I went to your site looking for TTTS, and was excited to find it on the front page.

  • I’m so sorry for your experience, however I JUST recently had one done today and let me tell you I was just as freaked out.. and everyone is different, however my experience was nothing like that at all. Pain free and quick. The area is sore and that’s it. I will be creating a vlog pretty soon so stay tuned ladies!

  • Thank you very much for your kind words. I am also happy that you could find some more explanation about TTTS on my website. I am preparing a new series on Ob&Gyn and Mastology for YouTube and my website. I invite you to see them next time you come to my Tube publications or my personal website.
    Regards,
    Hermes Prado Jr M.D.

  • My 5mnth pregncy n i m sffring form low amniotic flud but no dctr hlp me n lastly dctr suggest me to obortion
    N now 1n hlf yr ago n i cnt get prency

  • Im 17weeks 2days pregnancy I will never ever do that easy lose baby I dont care weather if down syndrome or not I will always keep em forever:) down syndrome is most beautiful so dont need to worry about.

  • @0355615 You can navigate the digital animation on my website, as indicated on the final of the video.
    Thank you for the interest,
    Hermes Prado Jr MD

  • Thanks for your observation! Please visit and recommend my website focused on medical art (I am translating the whole content into English along the next months)

  • I opted not to have this done. Even the slightest chance of miscarriage is too much. And finding out about genetic defects will not make me want my son any less.

  • @nbuoman
    After 4 years of trying we’ve finally got one on the way! Using some advice on fertility made the difference. I’d watch this video before its too late -> bit.ly/Oun4Ai?=llhiyk

  • @LeaneGerber
    Dear friends from South Africa,
    Of course you have my permission to use the video about amniocentesis.
    Is the resolution released by YouTube good for the TV recording purposes?
    Thank you for your interest.
    Hermes Prado Jr, MD

  • We kindly request permission to use this for a South African television show. It is a talk show about pregnancy and birth and we will be discussing YOUR PREGNANCY, SECOND TRIMESTER and this is perfect to illustrate how the amnio testing is done. We will credit you.

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  • Thank you very very much for your kind words. I shall get in touch as soon as I upload all and every English versions of my videos. Thank you again for your stimulating words. Hermes Prado Jr MD

  • I just through the same yesterday worst pain I’ve ever experienced but I’m glad I did the needle I’m really hoping my baby boy is okay ��

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  • Odious system ( first scan) that put women under such stress at the early stages of pregnancy… but yes I did it for both my children and I was fine. No pain, very quick. I just wanted to know if everything was ok. It was in the late 90s and the waiting room was full. In Europe

  • hello, my name is Ernesto i am a student at ouchi high school and we are doing a project on prental diognosis and i would like your permision to youse this video on the presentation

  • I’m really scared got my results from bloods yesterday that my little one is high risk for Down’s syndrome they are now going to do a amniocentesis next week I’m only 20 and this is my second pregnancy

  • What was the results of the test and how is your baby now. Please tell as quick as possible.i am worried about my amniocentesis test..its after 2 weeks… Please help me and pray for my baby.

  • That’s exactly why I want to have it done too, so that I can move on to the next phase of being excited and knowing this LO has the best chance at a healthy independent life. Thanks for a non-religious perspective on this it’s difficult to find matter of fact science based personal stories on YT sooooo many annoyingly saccharine and illogical videos it’s just ��

  • It sounds like you got a CVS instead of an amnio. I only know that because I got a Cvs today and thats basically the same thing you just explained.

  • @TheLadyShred @anirisul Thank you for the interest in my video and for telling me your story. My intention was to teach other doctors how to perform such an examiination securely, and to explain other pregnant women about how the procedure is done under safe conditions by guiding all the steps with ultrasound. I thank you again for your words. Regards, hermes Prado Jr MD

  • Is they numb the stomach area where they insert the needle. I am curious please do reply because Dr suggested me to go for amniocentesis.

  • I just got my amniocentisis today ���� she told me its just a shot yeah right it hurt so bad my body is so sore and im so tired but question did u feel ur baby moving more after? Because i never really felt the baby it a maybe a kick here & there but after i feel movement so much more im a first time mom so yeah lol