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sdduhon's picture
Joined: 10/05/11
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Has anyone had an Amniocentesis done, I was diagnosed with Hydramnios, on yesterday when I went for my ultrasound with the Maternal Fetal Specialist. Basically, Twin B has alot of fluid in the sac and since I passed my GD test he believes that the baby is not swallowing the fluid as she should. I knew something was wrong because I am often out of breath regardless of what I may be doing also my stomach has blown up severely over the past two weeks. Therefore I have been very miserable. He advised that the only option to help with my discomfort is to perform an Amniocentesis. I have heard of this procedure and even did some research on yesterday however, I am really nervous. I am trying to see if anyone has had it done and get some feedback or advice.

KET_2010's picture
Joined: 08/13/11
Posts: 1737

I've never had it done, and I'm sorry you're going through that. I would be nervous too (although I get nervous about a lot of pregnancy related things that doesn't involve drawing blood ha).

I hope someone has an answer for you and try not to worry too much! I'm sure your doctors know what they're doing! (hugs)

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Joined: 08/06/07
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I have no experience, but I will definitely keep you all in my thoughts & prayers!

Based on research regarding the quad-screen & amniocentesis risks, I know it can be very therapeutic if truly needed, but I would only do it in cases like yours.. if the doctor says benefits outweigh likelihood of risks. I have known a few people that have had an amnio, but never directly known anyone to have complications from it.

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Joined: 09/07/07
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My SIL had one at 37 wks and everything went well. Also at that time if it induced labour she would be able to deliver the baby normally with little risks.

sdduhon's picture
Joined: 10/05/11
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Thanks ladies for your thoughts, prayers, and advice.

Joined: 06/15/11
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My step sister had one with her second pregnancy, my nephew had a double cleft lip and palate. She didn't have any complications but said it was the worst feeling ever.

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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no real advice to give.. just wanted to send hugs!!

Joined: 01/16/07
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no sorry just wanted to give hugs too :bigarmhug:

sdduhon's picture
Joined: 10/05/11
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Thanks ladies for the thoughts and hugs.