Women's Health - Maternity, Pregnancy Care | Auckland | Te Toka Tumai | Te Whatu Ora
Public Service, Maternity, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
This is a procedure used to evaluate the health of your unborn baby and identify any problems that may exist. Using ultrasound as a guide, a thin needle is inserted through your stomach into your uterus (womb). A small sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds your baby is then taken. This fluid contains cells from the baby, which are then studied in the laboratory.