Most often carried out by the midwife at the end of pregnancy, this examination makes it possible to monitor pregnancies at term or having exceeded the date of delivery. Unlike amniocentesis, amnioscopy does not consist of a puncture of the amniotic fluid.

Amnioscopy is a simple examination which allows, at the end of pregnancy, when the neck is a little open, to check the color of the amniotic fluid through the pocket of the waters and to detect any fetal suffering.

How does the exam work?

The woman is placed in a gynecological position. A small optical system is placed in the neck (painless). It is a rigid tube, covered with a foam mandrel, passed through the vagina, then through the cervical opening to the lower pole of the egg. The doctor then looks through this tube.

What is the purpose of

It allows to see through the transparent membranes the amniotic fluid (color, appearance, etc.) and presentation (head or seat). The presence of tinted liquid indicates fetal distress.

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