Second Trimester

Amniocentesis: why it's offered, what it involves and what the risks are

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 - Amniocentesis: why it's offered, what it involves and what the risks are
Your doctor may give you the option of screening for Down's syndrome and other genetic abnormalities.

Why are some women offered screening?
When does it take place and what do you need to know?
How is it carried out?
What are the risks?

Remember to trust your doctor's advice and discuss the issue in depth with your partner before making any decisions.



Sarah Horrocks
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