Can I resume normal activity after an amniocentesis?

After an amniocentesis, it is best to go home and relax for the rest of the day. You should not exercise or perform any strenuous activity. Avoid sexual relations. If there have been no complications, you may resume all of your normal activities the day after the procedure.

When will I receive the results?

The final results of the amniocentesis are usually available in 2 weeks. Some preliminary information may be available as early as 2 to 3 days. You can expect a phone call from a genetic counselor to review your results as they come back.

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