Amniocentesis in the context of infertility.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The encounter with amniocentesis compels infertile couples to experience again the mix of adversity, uncertainty, and hope characterizing both infertility and prenatal testing. Findings from open-ended interviews of 38 couples, 25 infertile and 13 fertile, participating in an ongoing longitudinal field study of infertile childbearing and adopting couples suggest that amniocentesis both reprises elements of the infertility experience and interrupts elements of the pregnancy experience.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sandelowski, M; Harris, BG; Holditch-Davis, D

Published Date

  • April 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 167 - 178

PubMed ID

  • 2022527

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-4665

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-9332

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07399339109515938


  • eng