Amniocentesis

Picture of how an amniocentesis is done

Wavy lines mean ultrasound waves. During amniocentesis, amniotic fluid is drawn from the uterus.

Current as of: February 11, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology