Throughout pregnancy, you are likely to undergo a slew of prenatal tests, but most don't get women talking as much as amniocentesis. According to
Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or spot other pregnancy complications.
Women over the age of 35 and those with a family history of genetic disorders are encouraged to undergo the procedure. Did you undergo the test?