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What should I expect during amniocentesis?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Step-by-step amnio

Consent is obtained; questions are answered.
Ultrasound is used to find best location for needle. Iodine is wiped on skin. Ultrasound is placed on abdomen again. Skin may or may not be numbed by injection. Amniocentesis needle (long but thin) is inserted through abdominal wall into amniotic sac. Syringe is attached; fluid is withdrawn. Heartbeat is checked. Skin is cleaned. Instructions are given.

In brief: Step-by-step amnio

Consent is obtained; questions are answered.
Ultrasound is used to find best location for needle. Iodine is wiped on skin. Ultrasound is placed on abdomen again. Skin may or may not be numbed by injection. Amniocentesis needle (long but thin) is inserted through abdominal wall into amniotic sac. Syringe is attached; fluid is withdrawn. Heartbeat is checked. Skin is cleaned. Instructions are given.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Quick

Amniocentesis is very quick and not that uncomfortable.

In brief: Quick

Amniocentesis is very quick and not that uncomfortable.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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