Your health care provider or a genetic professional will help you understand the results of your cordocentesis.

If your test results are normal, your health care provider will share with you information regarding follow-up appointments.

If your baby has an infection, your health care provider will help you understand the treatment options. If your baby has severe anemia, he or she might need a blood transfusion through the umbilical cord.

If your test results indicate that your baby has a condition that can't be treated, you might be faced with wrenching decisions — such as whether to continue the pregnancy. Seek support from your health care team, your loved ones and other close contacts during this difficult time.

Oct. 08, 2015