Information on this genetic testing and how it can be used in all stages of pregnancy to draw information about the fetus, like genetic problems and fetal lung maturity. Includes information on how the procedure is done and when.
The basics of the amniocentesis, when it's given, how and why.
Amniocentesis is a genetic test that can be done late in the first trimester and through out pregnancy. It can be done to look at whether or not your baby has a genetic problem or if your baby is ready for birth. Have you had an amnio? How did it go?
A short video talking about this form of genetic testing in pregnancy.
What is an amniocentesis?
The American Academy of Family Physicians talks about the use of prenatal diagnosis including amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS).
A look at the Amnio from the eyes of the March of Dimes.
Plus Size Pregnancy does a great job of pulling together a lengthy list of information on the types, risks and benefits of amnio. I really like their list of how to make the decision for your family.