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.

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 accurate prenatal diagnostic test that's done in the second trimester detects genetic disorders and birth defects. Find out how to decide if it's right for you.

Amniocentesis: One Woman's Story

For me, no risk of miscarriage was worth taking.

Risk of Miscarriage from Amniocentesis is Low

Recent research shows that amniocentesis, the second-trimester test for detecting genetic abnormalities, 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.