If you’re over 35 or at risk for having a baby with a birth defect, your obstetrician or healthcare provider may recommend that you have a prenatal diagnostic test called an amniocentesis. There are risks that come with an amniocentesis that you should be aware of, so you need to do your research before deciding whether to consent to this second trimester prenatal test.
All pregnant women ask the question, “Is my baby healthy?” We all agonize over whether we’re eating all the right foods, if we’re doing anything that could harm the baby, and we even suffer through many uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms just so we can greet our baby in nine months. Your baby’s health and development is important, since we all want to have healthy, happy babies.
Although most babies are born healthy and normal, there are some babies who may need special care due to genetic disorders, prematurity, and etc. Many health problems can be detected during pregnancy through the help of prenatal testing.