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    Is this normal?
    An_248595 posted:
    I'm currently 18 going on 19 weeks pregant and today had an ultrasound to determine the sex of the baby but the doctor told me that they couldn't see the spinal cord and the nerves in the brain so I have to go have an amino test done is it too early or is this something to worry about?, by the way I'm 37 years old
    Robert O Atlas, MD responded:
    This is the perfect time if you need to undergo an amniocentesis. The risk of the procedure is quite low. We quote a risk of the procedure of 1 in 300-400.

    I tell patients the procedure is like having blood drawn from the arm.

    We know you are nervous and that is understandable. I just hope everything is OK with you and your pregnancy. Good luck to you. Let us know how things are.

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