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A 45-year-old member asked:

Chorionic villus sampling vs amniocentesis risk?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 48 years experience
Risk: Risk of pregnancy loss with cvs and amniocentesis are equivalent. That's been shown by four different studies. In experienced hands the loss rate is something like 1 in 1600.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How, when is chorionic villus sampling performed?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
First trimester: Cvs can be performed as early as 9 to 12 weeks of gestation - compared to amniocentesis that is usually done at 1bout 15 weeks.

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