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Should I Have CVS/Amnio?

Should I have diagnostic prenatal testing? And if I do, amniocentesis or CVS?

First, know there’s no “right” or “wrong” answer to this one. Folks have all kinds of different opinions (and like it or not, you’ll probably hear more than a few), but it truly comes down to what you and your partner are comfortable with. Click through the articles below for more info.

What do CVS and amniocentesis test for?

Is my baby at increased risk for birth defects?

Do CVS and amnio cause miscarriages?

How can I reduce the risk from tests?

Why should I consider diagnostic testing?

Do I need to speak with a genetic counselor?

What's the difference between CVS and amnio? Which should I have?

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. Your Pregnancy and Birth. 4th ed. Washington, DC: ACOG; 2005.