You or your doctor might request an amniocentesis to check on your growing baby. Here you'll learn about the risks, benefits, and the best time to have an amniocentesis administered.

Q&A: Should I Have an Amnio?

Midwife Elizabeth Stein answers the question, Should I have an amniocentesis?

Is It A Boy or A Girl?

You may not want to rely on just an ultrasound to determine the sex -- an amniocentesis is a more accurate test.

Should You Get Amniocentesis?

This test can check for birth defects early in your pregnancy.

Risk of Miscarriage from Amnio Low

Study shows that amniocentesis, a test for genetic abnormalities in a fetus, is safer than we once thought.

Should You Have an Amniocentesis?

Amnio can help diagnose chromosomal abnormalities, like Down Syndrome. Find out if you need this test.

Amniocentesis: One Woman's Story

For me, no risk of miscarriage was worth taking.