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Developer of Amniocentesis Dies

The Scientist - May 4, 2017
Among Littlefield's most impactful contributions was the development of amniocentesis, a method used to diagnose genetic disorders in fetuses that involves sampling amniotic fluid for fetal DNA. This breakthrough allowed pregnant women to test for ...

John W. Littlefield, former pediatrics chief at Hopkins, dies at 91

Washington Post - May 1, 2017
Family members said Dr. Littlefield's greatest legacy may be his work in the use of amniocentesis — the isolation of fetal cells from the womb that diagnoses genetic disorders in fetuses. His innovation enabled women to be tested before they gave birth.

A new era for genetic testing, especially in pregnancy

San Francisco Chronicle - May 16, 2017
It is termed “noninvasive” because the more commonly known procedure to diagnose fetal chromosomal abnormalities, amniocentesis, involves sticking a needle into a pregnant woman's abdomen to draw amniotic fluid, which creates a small risk to the fetus.

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by: Rayna Rapp
Rich with the voices and stories of participants, these touching, firsthand accounts examine how women of diverse racial, ethnic, class and religious backgrounds perceive prenatal testing, the most prevalent and routinized of the new reproducing technologies. Based on the author's decade of research and her own personal experiences with amniocentesis, Testing Women, Testing the Fetus explores the "geneticization" of family life in all its complexity and diversity.
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The Tentative Pregnancy: How Amniocentesis Changes the Experience of Motherhood

by: Barbara Katz Rothman

“What a wonderful mix of scholarship and feeling! With insight and sympathy, Barbara Katz Rothman shows us how the new techniques for diagnosing fetal health problems confront pregnant women with new burdens and responsibilities. Anyone who thinks that prenatal diagnosis is liberating for women needs to read this book.” –Ruth Hubbard, professor of biology, Harvard University

As more and more women are having children when they are over thirty, amniocentesis, is becoming a routine part of prenatal care.
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