Written By Britany Robinson, December 2021

An amniocentesis is a procedure that uses a very thin needle to sample and test the amniotic fluid. ‘”There are risks,'” warned Kecia Gaither, M.D., OB-GYN, director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. These include ‘”bleeding, infection [and] possible pregnancy loss.'” ‘”But the risks are minuscule—less than one percent, generally,'” Gaither continued. ‘”The amniotic fluid that is removed is made up when the fetus urinates again.'”

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