International Journal of Obstetrics, Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing

ISSN: 2455-6424

Editors Overview

ijopnn maintains an Editorial Board of practicing researchers from around the world, to ensure manuscripts are handled by editors who are experts in the field of study.

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Special Issue

Amniocentesis: Purpose and Risks

Abstract Submission Deadline : November 30, 2023

Manuscript Submission Deadline : December 25, 2023

Special Issue Description

Amniocentesis is a test that may be recommended to you during pregnancy to determine whether your unborn child has a chromosomal or genetic disorder like Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome, or Patau’s syndrome. Your healthcare practitioner will do an amniocentesis during which they will take a small sample of amniotic fluid from the sac around the fetus. The fluid sample is then examined in a lab. Polyhydramnios is sometimes treated by amniocentesis (when you have too much amniotic fluid). Amniocentesis is a procedure used by doctors to drain extra fluid. Between 15 and 20 weeks of gestation, the majority of amniocentesis operations are performed (during the second trimester of pregnancy). The dangers of an amniocentesis earlier in pregnancy include miscarriage. Amniocentesis techniques in general are safe. But there are minor but significant dangers associated with amniocentesis for both you and the fetus, such as Cramping, bleeding or amniotic fluid leakage, a wound or an infection, and pregnancy loss. We invite you to submit your research findings for this special issue, which is primarily focused on delivery, pregnancy, and fetal development for the international journal of obstetrics, perinatal and neonatal Nursing.


Down syndrome, Amniotic fluid, Fetus, Miscarriage, Cytogenetics, Cramping

Manuscript Submission information

Manuscripts should be submitted online via the manuscript Engine. Once you register on APID, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline.
All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the email address:[email protected] for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a Double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for the submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

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