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Does anyone know about the Amino Test while your pregnant

today i went to check what happens week by week and a lady said she had it done at 15 weeks BTW im 15 weeks 3 days and i was wondering do you have to take that test and what if they make me and i deny what can happen cause they said it can cause a miscarriage i dont want to go through that test has anyone done or does everyone do it??

and that other test when you have to drink that nasty stuff does that hurt the baby as well?

im scared now...

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Asked by Bree_vee25 at 2:10 PM on Feb. 24, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Amino? Do you mean amnio? You don't need to have that done unless you suspect complications or you're checking for lung maturity. I had one done at 36 weeks.
    The nasty drink test is to test for gestational diabetes. It's basically just sugar water.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 2:12 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • You don't have to take that test. It's only if you want to know if your baby might have Downs. If you don't have any history of that, then don't worry about it, and tell your doctor you don't want to take the test. They can't make you.
    The nasty drink is a glucose test to see if you have gestational diabetes. The drink itself doesn't do anything to the baby.

    Answer by febmom007 at 2:12 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • They wont make you take an amnio. I didnt b/c I was scared of it. The nasty drink test is a glucose test and it does not hurt the baby. Get the one that is clear not orange, it just tastes like flat 7 up

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 2:13 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • okay thank you and i wont have to take the glucose one til im about 5 months correct im about to be 4.but thanks it scared me i dont want to take it im scared that i will have a miscarriage you said they make you take it if you have complications what kind of complications?

    Comment by Bree_vee25 (original poster) at 2:16 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Nobody can ever MAKE you take a test. It is called informed consent. You don't have to do anything just because it was recommended. But you do need to learn to make decisions based on rational thought and evidence based medicine. If you just freak out all the time they could declare you incompetent. It is time to calm down and be the person in charge. You are about to be a mother. Time to grow up.

    She already told you that most amnio's are to check for Downs syndrome. So if you don't have Downs in your family and you aren't over 35 they shouldn't even be recommending the test.   Or lung maturity if you go into early labor.  It isn't a routine test. 


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:03 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Usually they won't suggest that you get an amnio unless you are a "high risk" pregnancy. But no one can make you take any test that you don't want to take.

    Answer by parajumper3 at 3:17 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • As far as it "checking" for Downs is VERY inaccurate. I wouldn't have it done personally.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 6:57 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I never did it.

    Answer by sstepph at 9:56 AM on Mar. 21, 2011

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