Amniotic Fluid – Low or Excessive Does it Have a Problem?

Water as always the source of life and in pregnancy it could not be the other way around. Amniotic fluid is essential for pregnancy. The function of amniotic fluid is to protect the baby during pregnancy and comes from the mother’s body during pregnancy.

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The liquid is swallowed by the baby for a kind of training and also to help with the maturation of the kidneys and bladder, so the liquid in the bag is also the baby’s pee. The human body is made up of 70% water and nothing better to protect the baby. However, the amniotic fluid can have some variations in different pregnant women and also on different occasions.

Volume of Liquid

The normal volume of amniotic fluid would be 800 ml to 1 liter at the height of pregnancy, which is from 34 to 37 weeks. However, some women may have up to 3,100 amniotic fluid.

However, in some cases it may exceed the maximum volume or even be below what would be normal and characterize a problem. The increase or decrease in the amniotic fluid can be detected by routine ultrasound examination and any changes are detected very accurately.

The increase in the liquid is called polyhydramnios and the causes can be several, but if the liquid is in the normal aspect and is not too much, there is no problem, you can carry on the pregnancy without consequences with just a few extra precautions such as rest and some medication may also be recommended to help control the increase in fluid by decreasing the amount of pee produced by the baby.

The increased amniotic fluid can be characterized from the 30th week. In addition, the woman may also be suspicious of a possible polydraminia with some signs that the body shows.

Very large belly, stretched to the extreme and feeling of uplift and shortness of breath, but as they are also symptoms of pregnancy it would be more prudent before anything to do an ultrasound for an accurate diagnosis.

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Scenes of a baby in the womb swallowing amniotic fluid.

Increased amniotic fluid can be caused by some factors such as: viral infections and STDs, problems with malformation of the fetus, but the most common is gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes can increase the amount of amniotic fluid in the bag and also cause the baby to pee more than normal.

Pre eclampsia

Another factor that can cause the fluid to increase is also problems with the placenta and can also be linked to the possibility of pre eclampsia . The incompatible RH factor can also be a villain for increasing amniotic fluid.

Fortunately, the vast majority of cases of polyhydramnios result in perfectly healthy babies with no health problems . If your doctor diagnoses an increase in amniotic fluid he will guide you how to proceed and the measures you will take, if he will investigate further the reason for the increase, but generally a good rest can be the solution.

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In the case of decreased fluid, it is necessary to investigate a possible rupture of the amniotic pouch. In cases of low fluid and ruptured pouch , the patient may be hospitalized to take antibiotics and be hydrated to replace the amount she has lost.

Enjoy your pregnancy a lot, each child the woman generates is unique!

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See also: Labor Signs

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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