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OBJECTIVES: We aimed to detect various phthalate metabolites and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in human amniotic fluid, to study temporal exposure trends, and to estimate potential associations with gestational week of amniocentesis and maternal age and parity at amniocentesis.
1) In 2008, 6 out of 7 national laboratories received 529 amniocentesis specimens done for advanced maternal age--this in a background of 1 049 300 live births.
The meta-analysis of previous studies on the topic suggests that using cell-free fetal DNA from the mother's blood is more accurate than a urine test or sonogram and is safer than amniocentesis.
Some 30,000 women a year in the UK undergo amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS) to detect possible problems with a pregnancy.
Two directors resigned in protest at the prospect of tighter guidelines – approved by the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, who is the head of the Catholic church in England and Wales and patron of the hospital – that would have banned abortion referrals, amniocentesis and prescribing contraception.
At present a procedure called amniocentesis is used to test for chromosomal abnormalities.
Beginning January 1, 2006, we selected the first 50 pregnant women who underwent a midtrimester amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis (15-18 weeks gestation) and were found to have a normal pregnancy, defined as an uncomplicated pregnancy with full-term delivery of an infant of adequate size for gestational age.
amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling, would not be morally acceptable.