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Obstetric Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning, is a method of obtaining pictures from inside the human body through the use of high frequency sound waves.
Obstetric ultrasound refers to the specialised use of this technique to observe your unborn baby while it is inside your uterus (womb). The sound waves are emitted from a hand-held nozzle, which is placed on your stomach, and reflection of these sound waves is displayed as an image of the moving foetus (unborn baby) on a monitor screen. No x-rays are involved in ultrasound imaging.
Assessment of the foetus can help to detect major abnormalities in the baby, however not all abnormalities can be detected in this way. Ultrasound measurements can also help determine the size and growth of the baby and help to confirm the estimated due date. 

Location Information

Contact Details

Antenatal Clinic: ph (09) 486 8920 ext 2857
Childbirth Education 
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- Antenatal classes: (09) 486 8920 ext 3048
- Breastfeeding classes: (09) 486 8920 ext 3048
Birthing Suite: ph (09) 486 8920 ext 3056
Maternity Suite: ph (09) 486 8920 ext 2848
Early Pregnancy Clinic 021 243 9729

Maternity Ward tours are held every Wednesday at 6:30pm, and every Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. Meet in the maternity foyer on level two of the main hospital building.

Street Address

124 Shakespeare Road
Auckland 0620

Postal Address

North Shore Hospital
Private Bag 93 503
North Shore City 0740

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