Chapter 18. Third Trimester Amniocentesis

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Nancy Chescheir MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch18

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Chescheir, N. (2009) Third Trimester Amniocentesis, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CB 7570, 214 MacNider Building, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7516, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • third trimester amniocentesis;
  • second trimester amniocentesis;
  • pulmonary maturity testing;
  • bilirubin testing;
  • amniocentesis, setting of maternal HIV;
  • fetal–maternal hemorrhage;
  • local anesthesia, for infiltrating skin

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Indications

  • Risks

  • Procedure

  • Follow-up

  • References

  • Suggested Reading