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please help settle arguement re amiocentesis tests in Australia

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hmmmIDoubtIt Tue 26-Jun-12 14:28:14

They do not automatically give an amnio to everyone do they?

OpheliasWeepingWillow Tue 26-Jun-12 14:28:30


hmmmIDoubtIt Tue 26-Jun-12 14:36:09

I thought not! thanks

hmmmIDoubtIt Tue 26-Jun-12 14:43:01

still being told it is though (and that noone declines it!)

AdiVic Tue 26-Jun-12 15:49:51

WHAT?? Who is debating this with you?

Is it just in Aus this apparently happens? Do they automatically offer it to women over a certain age?

I would google it. Sounds a bit much to me! Is the person who says it is, getting muddled with something else?

hmmmIDoubtIt Tue 26-Jun-12 17:45:37

apparently everyone of every age is offered it and noone declines

and no they don't mean the triple test I checked, they mean the "needle in tummy" test

and now we're at one of those annoying "agree to disagree" stand offs, which is so annoying caus I MUST BE RIGHT! grin

OpheliasWeepingWillow Tue 26-Jun-12 20:29:26

It's an invasive test with risk to the fetus - I cannot imagine it is true for a second

thestringcheesemassacre Tue 26-Jun-12 20:31:56

Yes I think over 35 or so they heavily counsel you to have the amnio.
All my mates who were that age + did it.

eidsvold Wed 10-Apr-13 08:05:24

Despite being over 35 for two pregnancies in Australia and having already had a child with Down syndrome there were never any suggestion to me to have an amnio. The only one who mentioned it was the gp in the uk when I was forest pregnant with dd2. ( we moved to aus during that pregnancy.). In fact the amnio was not even offered. I had a unchallenged translucency screening with dd3 and my odds were fine similar to those of a 26 yo even though I was 38 and still no one suggested to me I had to have an amnio.

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