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Amniocentesis: What is it?

Amniocentesis: What is it? - Symptoms

Amniocentesis: What is it? - How to prevent?

Amniocentesis: What is it? - Causes and Risk Factors

Amniocentesis: What is it? - Diagnosis

Amniocentesis: What is it? - Treatments

Amniocentesis: What is it? - Preparing for surgery

Amniocentesis: What is it? - Post-surgery care

Amniocentesis: What is it? - Other Information

Useful Information

No fasting is required for the procedure

Activity – You should be able to return to your normal activities within a few hours after the procedure.

Rest – If you ae working, you will be given a medical certificate for the day of the procedure.

Medication – Some hormonal support in the form of oral tablets will be given after the procedure.

Diet – There are no dietary restriction relating to this procedure

Return to the Hospital or call your obstetrician if: 

  • You run a fever
  • You feel nauseous or have vomiting
  • You experience any unusual lower abdominal pain
  • You notice vaginal bleeding 
  • You notice leakage of fluid from the vagina

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