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When Is The Baby Safe After Amniocentesis
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol 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
I have heard that pregnant woman after 35 must do amniocentesis. I am 34 and i will be 34 when i deliver baby.Do i need amniocentesis necessarily?
Information, not Rqd: The risk of a chromosomal abnormality in any pregnancy increases from a low in the early 20's to a bit< 1% around 35. No one is required to get an amniocentesis, but many want to prepare for that possibility if they could be having a down syndrome or other chromosome defect. Several metabolic diseases can also be detected. It is information some want & some don't.You have a choice. ...Read more
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
I am 24, and my tests indicate i'm at high risk having a Down syndrome baby. Should I have the amniocentesis?
Depends: Anyone is at risk for a baby with down syndrome. If testing shows that you are at high risk, the risks of having a baby with down synedrome are higher than the risk of pregnancy loss. The loss with amniocentesis is only 1 in 1600 in experienced hands. The only way to know whether your baby is affected or not is to have an amniocentesis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how to find a ob doc that would do a has anyone lost there baby with amniocentesis test 4 DNA reasons?
Amniocentesis Safety: Rate of loss from amniocentesis is often quoted anywhere between 1/300 to 1/500 and often it has to do with the reason why the amniocentesis is done...If there's suspicion for infection or a genetic problem...The fetus may already be predisposed to stillbirth which could be wrongfully blamed on the amniocentesis. More likely to get fluid leakage with amniocentesis (1%) than fetal loss. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should I get betamethasone shots if my amniocentesis tests showed my baby will have lung problems?
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