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laundry_queen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 06:52 PM
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Yes it is.
Something like a 1% risk of miscarriage after. I've read 2 stories online about losses or extremely premature babies because of the membranes rupturing after an amnio.
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  -How are they gonna get the amniotic fluid? MassDemm  Jan-08-07 06:49 PM   #0 
  - Amniocentesis will now become a mandatory test.  China_cat   Jan-08-07 06:49 PM   #1 
  - But isn't that test somewhat dangerous?  Beaverhausen   Jan-08-07 06:51 PM   #4 
  - Yes it is.  laundry_queen   Jan-08-07 06:52 PM   # 
  - Overall risk m/c after amnio is 1/200. Lower risk at facilities  moc   Jan-08-07 06:56 PM   #8 
  - See my post below.  FedUpWithIt All   Jan-08-07 06:57 PM   #10 
  - It has risks of causing miscarriage  China_cat   Jan-08-07 07:04 PM   #14 
  - do you think this is why the say all babies should be tested for down's  MassDemm   Jan-08-07 06:51 PM   #5 
     - Sorry, it's not happening (m)  moc   Jan-08-07 07:03 PM   #13 
        - so it is just the blood tests then? good, I was wondering why they  MassDemm   Jan-08-07 07:06 PM   #17 
           - Do you want my cynical response?  moc   Jan-08-07 07:16 PM   #29 
              - What you are saying is very true and good reason for amnios not to be  MassDemm   Jan-08-07 08:08 PM   #37 
  - Have pregnant women squat over a bucket when their water is  Bunny   Jan-08-07 06:50 PM   #2 
  - Amniotic fluid can be needle extracted cleanly  FedUpWithIt All   Jan-08-07 06:50 PM   #3 
  - this'll spice up "Baby Story" on TLC  YDogg   Jan-08-07 06:54 PM   #7 
  - LOL  MassDemm   Jan-08-07 06:58 PM   #11 
  - Um the last thing I would want is a long needle sucking out my  MassDemm   Jan-08-07 06:56 PM   #9 
     - Have you ever attended a delivery?  FedUpWithIt All   Jan-08-07 07:05 PM   #16 
        - I don't disagree with it. I am just wondering how they gonna obtain  MassDemm   Jan-08-07 07:09 PM   #22 
           - What medical procedure doesn't exist?  FedUpWithIt All   Jan-08-07 07:13 PM   #25 
              - My water was broke as well in the hospital, It was a long crochet hook  MassDemm   Jan-08-07 07:15 PM   #26 
                 - One of the deliveries i attended was being monitored for a study...  FedUpWithIt All   Jan-08-07 07:34 PM   #35 
  - I Get Your Point  Crisco   Jan-08-07 06:52 PM   #6 
  - Obtaining amniotic fluid  Teacher in SC   Jan-08-07 06:59 PM   #12 
  - But if there are risks and an amnio is obtained and the risks turn out  MassDemm   Jan-08-07 07:04 PM   #15 
  - amnio test  Teacher in SC   Jan-08-07 07:11 PM   #23 
  - I'm not that kind of doctor, but FWIW  moc   Jan-08-07 07:09 PM   #20 
     - Thanks, moc (doc)!  Teacher in SC   Jan-08-07 07:15 PM   #27 
        - My pleasure, and welcome to DU!  moc   Jan-08-07 07:17 PM   #30 
           - Thanks.  Teacher in SC   Jan-08-07 07:23 PM   #33 
  - They're not.  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-08-07 07:06 PM   #18 
  - Wow...just wow.  FedUpWithIt All   Jan-08-07 07:09 PM   #19 
  - I had amniocentesis. . (being an "older" incipient Mom)  annabanana   Jan-08-07 07:09 PM   #21 
  - I agree with. It is a good thing, but most women have it for  MassDemm   Jan-08-07 07:12 PM   #24 
  - Amniocentesis is NOT necessary in the form being discussed here.  FedUpWithIt All   Jan-08-07 07:17 PM   #31 
     - That's much better  Teacher in SC   Jan-08-07 07:31 PM   #34 
        - I would assume with any sample collection there is a risk of contamination...  FedUpWithIt All   Jan-08-07 07:36 PM   #36 
  - When I was pregnant with my oldest (19 now)  Sydnie   Jan-08-07 07:16 PM   #28 
  - I get the feeling some on this thread aren't aware of the news about stem cells...  Beaverhausen   Jan-08-07 07:20 PM   #32 
     - but, but, but, don't the christian right want people to have no choice  MassDemm   Jan-08-07 08:12 PM   #38 

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