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Should I Have Cvs Or Amniocentesis
Maybe: CVS and amniocentesis are tests that some patients will choose to have to help get a diagnosis. They allow testing of the baby's genes and help diagnosis genetic defects. These tests are not done routinely on everyone but rather on those who are at high risk for genetic diseases. Age > 35 or an abnormal blood test for Down syndrome would be examples of those who might consider this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Genetic info: These tests are for women who have a higher risk for having a baby with a genetic problem like down's syndrome and for women who would act on this information such as terminating the pregnancy. Though a cvs can obtain this information much earlier than an amnio, it has a much higher rate of miscarriage than an amnio. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have nf child, spontanous case, not my or hubby have it, if I do a maternit21 test insted of cvs or amnio...can we stll know if second child has nf too?
Should I have any genetic testing after having hellp syndrome with first pregnancy? I would like to have another baby in the future
Easier ways to tell: While ultrasound can give some hopeful results, you can get a definitive analysis by doing the NIPP.This test was developed early on to verify paternity, but it uses fetal cells that can be found in mother's blood as early as 8 weeks.These can be used for a full chromosome assessment including Turner syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you think I should be working out 3 or 4 times a week if I have spina bifida and knee problems?
Yes, but....: Yes, you should be doing moderate exercise, but as much as your body can tolerate. Don't over do it, otherwise you could potentially cause harm to both of your conditions. Try not to put too much strain on your knees. A good exercise in such situations is swimming. Good luck! ...Read more
If I have an incompetent cervix i dilated at 14 weeks do I still have to have a d&e or can I have d&c?
Technicality only: D&C and D&E are not that different; yes, technique and risks are slightly different, but it's kinda moot point. The specific difference is using a curette (D&C) and there is a limit to the size of products of conception (POC) that can be evacuated (think vacuum hose and bowling ball). The cervix can only be dilated so much mechanically. D&E uses instruments to fragment the POC thus has no limit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Once you have a c-section do you have to have c-sections with every birth or can you have viginal birth?
My quad results showed I have a 1:454 of having a child with Down's Syndrome. Should I have an amniocentesis performed? I am currently living in China and my doctor recommended I get the amniocentesis but I am not sure I should since the risk for DS is so
Amnio has risks too.: Only you can make a decision regarding your pregnancy, but how will the results of the test alter your decision to carry pregnancy to term? Will it affect you ability to bond with your unborn baby? Overall lifetime risk of DS is 1:800 but slightly less in women under 30 and significantly higher after age 40,, so your risk is still low. www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/amniocentesis/basics/ ...Read more
Diagnosis/Screening: The nuchal fold measurement is a marker for down syndrome and is used in screening algorithms to assess risk for downs. However, it is not a diagnostic test. The diagnostic test to definitively tell if you are carrying a baby with down syndrome is the amnio or cvs depending on gestational age. These test collect fetal cells that can then have the chromosomes counted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cesarean: Among breech babies, >50% switch to cephalic at 32wks, and it even happens at 38wks spontaneously. OBGYNs can perform a VERSION to flip baby at term, but DON'T TRY @ HOME. All breech babies should be delivered via C-Section b/c the risk of vaginal delivery is too great (head entrapment and fetal death due to cord compression). Only in RARE situations are vaginal deliveries performed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily : There's more info needed but usually a term pregnancy with an intrauterine infection (chorioamnionitis) needs delivery, usually induction & not necessarily surgery. Earlier pregnancy may miscarry (septic abortion) and require antibiotics. If not pregnant, future pregnancies should not require c-section. I hope that helps. If you're currently pregnant, talk to your ob, they should be available 24/7. ...Read more
I have a child with nf, she's spontanous, not me or my hubby have it, so if I do a cvs can we know if second child has nf too?
Have PFO or ASD and trying to get pregnant. Should I be tested for clotting abnormalities? Which ones? Before pregnancy or once I'm already pregnant?
Depends.: This is a personal decision and there are only rare conditions when a pregnancy termination is warranted/recommended (lethal fetal anomalies). Many women/families are perfectly content to have a child with down syndrome (mongolism) and would never regret their decision to continue an affected pregnancy - whereas others would cringe on that prospect. ...Read more
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