New study: Amnio has no risk
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|Wed, 07-25-2007 - 9:26pm|
A study published last November says that there is nearly no risk to amnio.
"Spontaneous pregnancy loss rates were 1.0% among women who underwent amniocentesis and 0.94% among women who had no amniocentesis, the authors report, for a loss rate attributable to amniocentesis of 0.06%. This rate was not significantly different from zero."
And am I reading this right? This says that there were fewer losses in women over 35 who had amnio than those who didn't?
"Among women over 35 years old, the loss rate after amniocentesis (1.06%) was significantly lower than the loss rate for women who did not undergo amniocentesis (1.92%), the researchers note."
Here's the full article: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/547930
Now I'm leaning toward amnio since it appears to be safe and it answers the NTD questions whereas the CVS does not.