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Does amniocentesis have risks?

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There is a small risk that an amniocentesis could cause a miscarriage (less than 1%, or approximately 1 in 1000 to 1 in 3000). Injury to the baby or mother, infection, and preterm labor are other potential complications. But they're extremely rare.

From: Pregnancy and Amniocentesis WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 28, 2019
Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 28, 2019

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