Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 8th, 1996
The authors reported that amniocentesis performed between the 11th and 14th week is associated with a greater rate of immediate post-procedure amniotic fluid leakage and vaginal bleeding, both potentially serious complications to the woman and fetus.
Amniocentesis is the most common prenatal procedure used to test for fetal chromosomal problems and birth defects such as Down syndrome,...
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