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Amniocentesis test at 38 weeks!

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Hello, My name is April!! I am 38 weeks pregnant.. They already done one amniocentesis of me last week to check to see if my baby's lungs were developed yet! He said they were at 33 and he wanted to see them at 55.. I'm suppose to go tomorrow for another amniocentesis.. I asked my Doctor what all were the risks and he really didn't have any. Is there something I should be concerned about? And i also wanted to know what are the chances of the baby's lungs being matured in one week for the first time that he done the test? If you could please email me back, I would highly appreciate it! Thanks, April and Baby Zadian!
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replied March 15th, 2009
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According to one web site, "The loss rate for the pregnancy has traditionally been quoted to be approximately 1: 200 procedures. More recent data, however suggest the risk of amniocentesis is actually substantially lower in the modern era of ultrasound and using modern techniques. Two recent trials have substantiate this claim. The FASTER trial was a large study of over 35,000 women that suggested the pregnancy loss rate of baseline loss rate was actually more like 1: 1600 or 0.06%. In another recent publication by Odibo, they determined in over 51,000 procedures they loss about 1: 769. This again is far less than traditionally quoted loss rates, and should be reassuring to patients contemplating such procedures."
As for the lung development of your baby, no one will know for sure how its lungs are until the test is done. But, in pregnancy, one week can make a huge difference in the development of a child, so the longer you are able to carry your child, the better.
Best of luck to you and Zadian.
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replied March 15th, 2009
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Thank you so much for replying! Actually, I went to the Doctor this morning and had another amniocentesis test done & you are exactly right, one week can make a huge difference! His lungs are completely developed and my doctor is inducing my labor this Tuesday!
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That's wonderful! I'm so glad to hear that he's doing okay. Good luck on Tuesday.
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awww good luck on tuesday!!!!!!! and congrats on the new lil addition to your family!!!
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replied February 6th, 2011
Worried abt results of blood.. Risk of Down Syndrome - 1 in 370 (at term) (Risk due to maternal age alone is 1 in 570).. Risk of T13 - 1 in 100000 (at term) (Risk due to maternal age alone is 1 in 15000).. Risk of T18 - 1 in 100000 (at term) (Risk due to maternal age alone is 1 in 5200) The beta-HCG is significantly elevated and may indicate potential problems with the pregnancy. we have had the us scan done and the amnio done..

Q.What are the chances of the baby turning out to hve downs.. also how freq shud we visit docs to check the baby doing well. thanks Sam
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replied February 16th, 2011
Well I'm not an expert, but i had this scare during my 27th week and had to get the amniocentesis done due to my blood test results coming back positive for high risk of having a baby born with down syndrome and I freaked out. But chances are your baby may be fine. Ususally they'll be able to see it on an ultrasound, by measuring the space between i believe it was the bone or spine on the back of your babies neck, research on this topic and can't say that it'll make you feel less worried but right now I'm 34 weeks pregnant and my babys fine. The amniocentesis they did showed that everything was normal so no downsyndrome. I know this didn't help much but just want you to know that iI went through that scare too, and that usually things turn out to be fine. Did you test possitive for high risk or are you just panicing before the results?
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