Amniocentesis

Care After

ExitCare ImageThese instructions give you information on caring for yourself after your procedure. Your doctor may also give you more specific instructions. Call your doctor if you have any problems or questions after your procedure.

HOME CARE

  • Take all medicine as told by your doctor.

  • Eat as you normally do.

  • Drink enough fluids to keep your pee (urine) clear or pale yellow.

  • Avoid having sex (intercourse) until your doctor says it is okay.

  • Do not lift anything heavy for the rest of the day.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You are bleeding from your vagina and it will not stop.

  • You have very bad cramps that do not go away.

  • You have fluid coming from your vagina.

  • You have a fever.

  • You do not feel the baby moving like normal.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.