Two pregnancy …

Two pregnancy notes:

Don't Stress About Feeling Stressed While Pregnant -- a new study shows that Some Maternal Stress May Enhance Fetal Maturation. This actually does make me feel better.

And second, they've revised the risk estimates for amniocentesis significantly (apparently this happened last November, but I'm only hearing about it (in various places) now). They're now reporting a 1 in 1600 chance of miscarriage, as opposed to the previous 1 in 200. They're also now generally recommending that pregnant women who want information on their birth defect risk do the non-invasive nuchal translucency combined screen that I had in the first trimester, and let the results from that influence the decision on whether to do amnio or CVS.

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