Had my amnio yesteday!
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|Thu, 07-19-2007 - 12:34pm|
After all my nervousness and anxiety about the actual procedure, I had my amnio yesterday and it was virtually painless. The initial needle prick I didnt feel, but I did feel it pierce my uterus, which was a little uncomfortable. The doctor took extra fluid because I opted for the rapid turnaround testing (FISH), so it seemed like the needle was in for a long time. I just kept my eyes closed while my fiance held my hand (I know I sound like a baby), and before I knew it it was over.
Now the hard part is waiting for the results. I should know by Monday at the latest. The specialist wants to see me in a month because he saw a pocket of blood around the placenta that he wants to check up on, but that he wasnt too concerned about. Also, he wasnt able to see the heart real well, mostly because the baby is still so small. (Im 16 weeks)
So if anyone is nervous about this procedure being painful, dont be. Im one of the biggest wimpst in the world and i handled it!