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Should I get amniocentesis for Down syndrome?

I’m 25 years old, first pregnancy, and every time I go to my OB she said, “everything is normal”. So I’m just curious if I need to get one, because I’m kind of scare to lose my baby.

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  1. Mali care team

    Mali care team

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    Initially, at your age, you are at high risk of developing the disease (Down syndrome), so an amniocentesis is not necessary, But I recommend that you do some screening tests, such as NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing) or quadruple test.

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    Anonymous

    Thank you so much!

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