Posted by: Vern | 2007/03/23

Amniocentisis how safe is it

My wife is 12 weeks pregnant her Gynae told her to have an Amnio done as soon as possible because we lost our first born when he was 1 month. He was dignosed with having Edwards Syndrome. How safe is the Amniocentisis Procedure.
What are the chances of a Miscarrige during the procedure?
What are the chances of Edwards Syndrome re-occuring ?

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The risk of miscarriage with an amniocentesis is 1%.
The recurrence risk fro Edward's syndrome is about 1%.

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Posted by: Mel | 2007/03/23

Hi Vern

The risk percentage of miscarriage because of amniocentesis is minimal and therefore doctors recommend it. You can google it for all the info.

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