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fluid that surrounds the fetus during the time of pregnancy. During the procedure, your vital signs will be monitored as well as the fetus’s using an ultrasound. After the abdomen is cleansed, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area. Then an ultrasound will be used again to assist in the guidance of a long, thin, hollow needle going through your abdomen, inside the uterus and into the amniotic sac. A small sample of the amniotic fluid will be withdrawn and placed into a light- protected capsule. Vital signs will be reassessed for both patients before bandaged. Since it is an invasive procedure, there are risks and possible complications such as cramping, bleeding or leakage of the amniotic fluid, infection, miscarriage and preterm labor. Although it carries risks, there are many reasons for the procedure. A few of them being family history of a genetic disease or chromosomal/metabolic disorder, risk of open neural tube defects, mother over the age of 35, abnormalities within maternal screening tests and risk of sex-linked genetic disease. It can also be used as a diagnostic test during the third trimester for conditions such as fetal lung maturity which premature birth is a possibility, uterine infection and Rh disease. 3. Chorionic villus sampling is a diagnostic prenatal test that is used when needing to detect birth defects, genetic diseases and other issues during the pregnancy process. More specifically, it can be used to identify down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, tay-sachs disease and sickle cell anemia. The procedure can also identify
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  • Spring '18
  • Kevin Lee
  • neural tube defects, Chorionic Villi, Rh disease, American Pregnancy Association

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