What is Amniocentesis?

Category: Procedures

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An amniocentesis is a diagnostic test done during pregnancy to assess the health of the fetus. A sample of the fluid that surrounds the baby is extracted and examined for a number of health conditions.

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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amniocentesis

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Pain 1
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Cost per month
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