Amniocentesis

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What client group does amniocentesis apply to?
Pregnant women at high risk of their baby having a genetic condition (womwn over 40)
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How is amniocentesis performed?
- 15th - 20th week of pregnancy - long needle through abdominal wall into amniotic sac guided by ultrasound - sample of amniotic fluid is taken - lab for analysis
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Why is amniocentesis done?
Can detect conditions such as Down's syndrome and CF
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If results are negative?
can be fully prepared for arrival of baby or consider a termination
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Disadvantages?
- Can be painful/uncomfortable - risk of miscarriage
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How is amniocentesis performed?

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- 15th - 20th week of pregnancy - long needle through abdominal wall into amniotic sac guided by ultrasound - sample of amniotic fluid is taken - lab for analysis

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Why is amniocentesis done?

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