A 44-year-old member asked:
How can i prevent having a miscarriage as a result of amniocentesis or cvs?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Follow instructions: No matter what you do, there is always a risk of miscarriage following these procedures. Most doctors who perform them will tell you to limit your activity for 24-48 hours after the procedure. Make sure to follow all instructions you are given to minimize the risk of miscarriage.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Choose wisely: You really can't minimize the risks of these procedures, though you can choose a perinatologist that does these routinely. Certainly at 46, it would be strongly recommended that you undergo genetic counseling and testing. Remember, at 46, your risk of having a baby with a chromosomal abnormality is much greater then the risk of amino. Best of luck!
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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