Kōrero: Pregnancy, birth and baby care

Amniocentesis test

Amniocentesis is the insertion of a needle into a pregnant woman's womb to gather a sample of the amniotic fluid which surrounds the baby. This fluid is tested to see if the baby has any chromosome disorders. A common condition which amniocentesis tests for is Down syndrome.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Pregnancy, birth and baby care - Pregnancy and antenatal care', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/26152/amniocentesis-test (accessed 24 November 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 24 Oct 2018