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When Is The Baby Safe After Amniocentesis
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
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
My daughter is 13 year old and she pregnant is it safe for her and her baby to have a amniocentesis?
Best answered by OB: The individual health issues of any patient determine the safety of a given procedure. A 13 yo is probably better able to tolerate this procedure than many that will need it if her basic health is good. Her treating physician is best able to sort out the specifics of her case. ...Read more
Had mc earlier this year now 6 wks pregnant taking hormone suppositories twice daily &baby aspirin daily. Is it safe for me to have amniocentesis?
"Two" soon: It is too soon to do amniocentesis and would risk miscarriage and defeat the progesterone suppositories use to retain the pregnancy. If you still have concerns, talk to your OB MD about chorionic villus sampling later in the first trimester if there is a medical or genetic reason for determining the use of the procedure. ...Read more
Yes: There are 2 main reasons amniocentesis is done. Genetic amnio is done at 16-18 weeks, testing for down's or other chromosome problems. There is a 1 in 3-400 chance that you could lose a pregnancy because of it. The other reason is to test for the baby's lung ability to breathe well. This is generally done between 35-38+ weeks. The only risks are that you might deliver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is amniocentesis a safe enough procedure to be performed even when risk of Down syndrome per marker tests is low ?
No: An amniocentesis can tell if the number of chromosomes are correct and sometimes look for a specific genetic condition. Multiple sclerosis is a condition called an autoimmune condition. This means that over the time the body begins to attack its own cells because it views them as foreign, like an infection. There is not a test to determine if this will happen or not at this time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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