question about amnio

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Registered: 07-08-2008
question about amnio
Sat, 08-16-2008 - 6:35pm

from what i understand the amnio is usually done around 16 wks,what exactly is the reason for this? i mean i know the reason but if you got results back that all was not well,.. wouldnt it be a bit late to terminate?

please dont be offended anyone but if i got that news i would definently terminate...i couldnt handle it.

god bless those who do.

aside from amnio what other test can be done? my first appt with specialist is next week and id like to know what to ask for?

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Registered: 05-09-2008
Sun, 08-17-2008 - 6:40am


There is another test that can be done a bit earlier called CVS.

Mom to Jeffrey, a 7 year old ball of fire,&nbs

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Registered: 04-13-2003
Tue, 08-26-2008 - 4:17am

I'm not sure why the amnio is done so late, but every test has its "window" of time where it functions properly. For example, the nuchal fold screening (which helps to calculate your baby's risk of certain genetic abnormalities) is done between about 11 and 13 weeks, and if it is done later it apparently does not show what you need. I am having this done in two days, along with some blood tests that also predict