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amnio

(ăm′nē-ō)
n. pl. am′ni·os
Amniocentesis.
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A woman no longer has to wait until her third or fourth month of pregnancy before amnio or CVS can be used to evaluate the health of her fetus.
Someone told me, after we heard the amnio report, that they'd never known a person with Down syndrome who hadn't changed, in a positive way, the lives of everyone who knew them.
While "amnios" are becoming less popular today because of their risks, in the past many women over 35 chose to have them performed.
My wife mentioned to the attending physician that we had had an amnio and there was an unknown marker.
"We have an occasional amnio abnormality, but it's a minuscule amount," said one of the doctors at Metropolitan Medical, an assessment confirmed by another doctor there.
Ultrasonography gives physicians and patients a way to fine-tune the level of a patient's risk and help determine whether an amnio is reasonable.
Next come several layers of human subject narratives and experiences--women who decided to undergo amniocentesis or to decline the opportunity; women who had abortions following a "bad" amnio, and those who carried their pregnancy to term; the skilled genetic researchers, laboratory workers and counselors who, like Frankenstein, have created a monster they now try to tame; and families caring for special needs children, who learn first hand about the "disparity between a medical diagnosis and the social integration of a child with a stigmatized difference." Rapp conducted research in hospitals, laboratories and prenatal clinics, in home visits, and in support groups for families of children with Down syndrome.
That does not make them what one referred to as "amnio salesladies," but it does place constraints on their actions, if only dramatic time constraints.
Rathor AM et al (8) observed that amnio infusion was associated with reduced caesarean rates, decreased incidence of meconium at the vocal cords, improvement in apgar scores and fewer cases of respiratory distress
It carries hopes of giving an an earlier and more accurate reading than the "amnio" test and of finally replacing it at hospitals across the UK.Around 3000 babies are born prematurely in Scotland every year.