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birth defects

My doctor says there could be a problem with my baby, and wants me to do one of those test where they stick the needle in your stomach, what are all the risk and effects to this prcedure, And if I do, I am 20 weeks along is this the best time to do it?
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the test is called amniocentesis i dont know the risk try googlin it this test can also tell u the baby's sex to
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Hi,
My wife had the test done with our second son. The doctor collects some amniotic fluid and they usually test for genetic disorders or chromosonal abnormality (example down syndrome).  The test is usually done betwenn 16 and 20 weeks. Although you sometimes hear that the risk is 1 in 400 when I looked at the data it was not conclusive as they didn't properly normalize for people that might have had a problem without it.

Here is some info on it.

http://www.medhelp.org/Medical-Dictionary/Terms/1/003921.htm
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