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Q&A: Decrease Amnio/CVS Miscarriage Risk?

We've decided to go through with prenatal diagnostic testing. Is there any way I can decrease the risk of miscarriage?
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February 26, 2017
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Definitely. First, make sure you’re working with an experienced provider. If you’re referred to a specialist or a testing center, ask about their procedure-related miscarriage rateand how many tests they perform yearly (we recommend finding someone who does fifty or more). Make sure the ultrasound technician is also experienced — this reduces the risk of injury in amniocentesis, and increases the chances that a sample will be obtained on the first attempt.

_ American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. Your pregnancy and birth. 4th ed. Washington, DC: ACOG; 2005. _

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