Amniocentesis Lower Risk Than Believed

Knowing a child's potential health problems before they are born can help parents make important health decisions for their infant.

Amniocentesis is the most common pre-natal test used by women over 35 to identify these problems, many parents worry about the potential risks of the procedure.

Old research puts the risk of losing a fetus due to amniocentesis at an estimated 1 in every 200 pregnancies.

New research shows that women faced just a one-percent chance of losing a child due to amniocentesis, 1 in every 1,600 pregnancies.

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