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What happens if there is bleeding from the placenta after an amneo? Is that the baby’s blood?

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Dr. Jacob Tal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Rare amnio risk

Usually the bleeding is limited thru the compression provided by the surounding placental tissue.
This may occur only if the placenta is anterior and the operator must pierce the placenta first, to obtain fluid. The amniocentesis is always done with ultrasound visualization and this situation is very rare. If the mother is rh negative she should receive Rhogam immunization.

In brief: Rare amnio risk

Usually the bleeding is limited thru the compression provided by the surounding placental tissue.
This may occur only if the placenta is anterior and the operator must pierce the placenta first, to obtain fluid. The amniocentesis is always done with ultrasound visualization and this situation is very rare. If the mother is rh negative she should receive Rhogam immunization.
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