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Is it necessary to do an amnio?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No

It is a personal decision.
Some patients want to know with 100% certainty whether or not the baby has a chromosomal problem and would terminate a pregnancy if it had such a problem. Some patients do not want to risk losing a normal pregnancy because of the amnio and would not terminate the pregnancy.

In brief: No

It is a personal decision.
Some patients want to know with 100% certainty whether or not the baby has a chromosomal problem and would terminate a pregnancy if it had such a problem. Some patients do not want to risk losing a normal pregnancy because of the amnio and would not terminate the pregnancy.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Not generally

There are indications for performing an amniocentesis.
Certainly not all pregnancies warrant that procedure.

In brief: Not generally

There are indications for performing an amniocentesis.
Certainly not all pregnancies warrant that procedure.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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