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Questions to Ask Your Health Care Professional About Banking Amniotic Fluid

14 questions to bring with you to your next prenatal visit

Pregnancy & Postpartum
  1. What are the potential benefits of storing amniotic fluid?
  2. How is amniotic fluid collected and stored?
  3. Will collecting amniotic fluid for banking affect my amniocentesis procedure or the test results?
  4. Is there any danger to my baby or me or drawback to collecting leftover amniotic fluid from my prenatal test?
  5. How long can amniotic fluid be stored? If my child needs to use the stem cells after he or she is an adult, will they still be viable?
  6. If my child were to contract a disease or otherwise need to use the banked amniotic fluid, would it be a perfect match for him or her?
  7. Could my child’s stored amniotic fluid be a match for other relatives?
  8. Who do I need to contact about storing my baby's amniotic fluid?
  9. Do you charge a fee for collecting the fluid intended for storing?
  10. Can I donate amniotic fluid for public use?
  11. If I bank my amniotic fluid, should I still bank my baby’s cord blood?
  12. Which type of fluid has more potential applications: amniotic fluid or cord blood?
  13. How is cord blood collected and stored?
  14. Based on my genetic counseling, what, if any, conditions or diseases might my child be at risk for?

This content was developed with the support of Biocell Center

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