A 42-year-old member asked:
Is a cvs a higher risk procedure than amniocentesis?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
No: Amniocentesis is usually offered between 15-20 weeks, with a pregnancy loss rate of about 1 in 300-500. Chorionic villus sampling (cvs) is offered after 9 weeks. The pregnancy loss rate appears to be about the same as amniocentesis. There are additional fetal risks if it is performed before 7 weeks. The benefit of cvs is earlier detection, which allows for safer termination, if desired.
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Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Yes, if: Depending on when the amnio is done; if done at 16-18 weeks, the amnio risk is somewhat lower (around 1/200.).
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Are there any risks to the amniocentesis procedure?
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Dr. Brittany Chananswered
Pediatrics 10 years experience
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