Amniocentesis – this is a procedure that will be performed to test your baby’s lung maturity (when done after 36 weeks) or your baby’s genetic status (between 15 and 21 weeks)

  • No premedication is required
  • Eat regular meals
  • Plan to take a few hours after the procedure to relax off your feet

Precautions

If you have a fever over 100.0 F, painful contractions every 10 minutes or clear watery discharge or vaginal bleeding call the office immediately