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How often do babies die after amnio?

How often do babies die after amnio?

<1:200-1:1000.: Amniocentesis complcations occur infrequently nowadays, with most recent studies quoting an overall complication rate of 1:200 - 1:1, 000. Fetal loss is a component of these complications and should occur even more rarely than those numbers above. ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Popov
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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more


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What is safer for baby with suspected syndrome, amnio or blood draw after birth?

Safer after: Always safer after pregnancy - an amniocentesis has a small, but real risk of causing you to lose the pregnancy. So, it is always safer to check after you deliver. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the probability that my baby lungs to be mature on an amnio at 37w5d?

What is the probability that my baby lungs to be mature on an amnio at 37w5d?

Doesn't matter.: Elective delivery should be discouraged prior to 39 weeks gestation regardless of lung maturity tests. Babies born electively (with no other medical indication) prior to 39 weeks have higher risks of respiratory distress and nicu admission even when the amnio test demonstrates "lung maturity." if there is a medical reason for delivery, the amnio is unnecessary. ...Read more

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Underdeveloped lungs in my baby. How long before they repeat the amnio?

Underdeveloped lungs in my baby. How long before they repeat the amnio?

About a week: Generally, the interval between amnios gone for fetal lung maturity are spaced about a week apart somewhat depending on the urgency of wanting to deliver and how near to maturity the initial testing was. ...Read more

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In north america when are obs doing blood vs genetic amnio tests on babies?

In north america when are obs doing blood vs genetic amnio tests on babies?

Screening vs confirm: Blood screening is a relatively non invasive way to get information on significant problems but by definition it is screening. Screening is an effort to narrow down the list of people that need a specific confirmatory test.By example, for every 1000 screened, 10 may be positive, and offered the amnio to find 1 true positive. An amnio is more invasive & risky but gives more definitive results. ...Read more

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Hi, fetal ascites dx at 14w, fetal anomaly scan at 15w NAD, TORCH /Amnio NAD, what is the likelihood of a happy/healthy baby please?

Hi, fetal ascites dx at 14w, fetal anomaly scan at 15w NAD, TORCH /Amnio NAD, what is the likelihood of a happy/healthy baby please?

Unclear: There is not enough information for us to offer an opinion. Schedule a follow up visit with your Obgyn to go over the sonogram results. If you are unclear on the results and plan then ask for a referral to a perinatologist for a second opinion ...Read more

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19 weeks pregnant all amnio came back normal so they think my placenta has issues. Are chances still good baby will make it? Baby 2.5 weeks behind.

19 weeks pregnant all amnio came back normal so they think my placenta has issues. Are chances still good baby will make it? Baby 2.5 weeks behind.

Too complex: Your question is quite complex with limited information provided in the format on healthtap. I recommend you make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your concerns, as they have your entire record in front of them. An answer on healthtap will necessarily be limited because we don't have your full prenatal record. Don't sit at home worrying, make an appointment, address your fears/concerns. ...Read more

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I had an amniocentesis which was normal, but the baby appears to have a cleft palate on ultrasound. Why wasn't this detected on the amnio?

I had an amniocentesis which was normal, but the baby appears to have a cleft palate on ultrasound. Why wasn't this detected on the amnio?

This is common: Amniocentesis will not show most cleft fetuses because we don't know the gene problem most of the time. In fact, even very sopisticated gene testing will show the genetic causes of cleft lip and palate less than 20% of the time. This field is still very young! ...Read more

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16 weeks pregnant, Down syndrome screening test positive, 1/150 chance that baby might have abnormality. Will do amnio. Please explain what results mea?

16 weeks pregnant,  Down syndrome screening test positive, 1/150 chance that baby might have abnormality. Will do amnio. Please explain what results mea?

High Risk for Downs: The screening test result means that you have a 1 in 150 chance that your fetus has down syndrome. While this is considered a positive screen, the chance is still less than 1%. Rather than an amino, you might consider a blood test like the maternit-21, which can be done from your blood and is greater than 99% accurate. Discuss this option with your ob. ...Read more