I had an amnio at 36 weeks to check for lung maturity before I could be induced. The first test came up intermediate, so they sent it to a lab in another state for a more accurate number, which took another 12 hours or so. Those came out fine, and I was induced right away. The amnio itself did not hurt, but it was creepy. I could feel the needle sliding through the different layers of muscle, and at one point I got a weird metallic taste in my mouth and it felt like I had bitten on a fork. Weird, but apparently there's a name for that and it's caused by one layer being pierced through. I was monitored for an hour after the amnio, where I just stayed in a room listening to the heartbeat and movement. My son got hiccups and the speaker was on loud. Sounded like he was moving furniture. :) The idea and ick factor of an anmio is a lot worse than the amnio itself.
at 9:20 PM on May. 19, 2011