Q: What activity can I do after the amniocentesis?

A: Most doctors suggest that you don't do anything unusual the first two to three days after the amniocentesis. You can walk, and you can do your usual daily activity, but no exercise or other strenuous work. And you should listen to your body. Any unusual pain or discomfort in the abdominal area should prompt you to stop doing whatever you're doing, lie down, and rest. It's also suggested that you drink plenty of fluid after the amniocentesis, to make up for the fluid taken out. The day after the amniocentesis you can usually resume your daily activities.

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