Amniotic fluid

Amniotic fluid is the fluid that surrounds the baby and it has a number of functions that are essential for healthy growth and development. The amniotic fluid:

  • provides space for the baby’s growth and movement
  • plays an important part in developing the lungs so that the baby can breathe after delivery.

Mater's Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine has put together some detailed information for you to about amniotic fluid.

Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Level 7
Mater Mothers' Hospitals
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane Qld 4101
Phone: 07 3163 1896
Fax: 07 3163 1890

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