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Ultrasound at 40weeks today showed AFI 28cm. Excess amniotic fluid? All scans until now had normal amount. Should I worry? Glucose test was normal.

Ultrasound at 40weeks today showed AFI 28cm. Excess amniotic fluid? All scans until now had normal amount. Should I worry? Glucose test was normal.

High: The AFI is a little above high normal. There can be several causes, including human error on how they measured. You say ALL scans, why were they doing more than one scan during you pregnancy. There must have been other concerns going on. But, since all were normal until now, I would suggest this is still a low risk finding. Speak with your OB for final interpretation. ...Read more

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How to increase amniotic fluid? AFI is 9,6, was 15 at 22 weeks, now 28 weeks. Baby weight is 1050 gr, & a week ahead, but with double nuchal cord

How to increase amniotic fluid? AFI is 9,6, was 15 at 22 weeks, now 28 weeks. Baby weight is 1050 gr, & a week ahead, but with double nuchal cord

Normal levels: An amniotic fluid index of 9.6 is normal so there is not a reason to want to increase it. When the fluid level is low sometimes it can be increased through IV hydration. Most often it can not be increased and should be regarded as a sign of elevated pregnancy risk. ...Read more

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What is amniotic fluid?

What is amniotic fluid?

Fluid around baby: Amniotic fluid is the fluid that surrounds and protects the baby. The baby makes the amniotic fluid. How much fluid you drink, how well the placenta works and how the baby is doing all affect how much fluid there is. Too much fluid can be concerning as can too little fluid. ...Read more

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What is in amniotic fluid?

What is in amniotic fluid?

Pregnancy: The fluid produced to surrond the growing fetus. For a detailed aswer go to a site such as google which can tell you all about it in deep detail. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of amniotic fluid?

What is the purpose of amniotic fluid?

Lung Development: Amniotic fluid initially is filtered from the mother's blood and passes through the pregnancy's membranes to create a nourishing cushion during the first few weeks of development. Later, it is a byproduct (urine) of the baby's circulation which is taken into the lungs during the baby's practice breaths. The fluid pressure then induces growth and opening of the lung's branches. ...Read more

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How can I increase my amniotic fluid.?

How can I increase my amniotic fluid.?

Oral hydration.: You are not in complete control of your amniotic fluid volume, as this may be mostly reliant on fetal issues. You can and should, however, hydrate yourself vigorously throughout pregnancy and that might help with your amniotic fluid as well. ...Read more

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At what level is amniotic fluid too low?

At what level is amniotic fluid too low?

Amniotic fluid: Fluid levels change throughout pregnancy. When someone has low fluid we call it oligohydramnios. This is where the total amniotic fluid index is less than 5.0 cmtotal or. The largest verticle measured pocket of fluid is less than 2.0 cm. Levels between 5-10 cm is low normal & can be due to multiple causes including dehydration. Discuss these findings with your md. ...Read more

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What does an excess of amniotic fluid mean?

What does an excess of amniotic fluid mean?

Diabetes?: Most of the time we don't know what causes polyhydramnios. It is associated with maternal diabetes and can result from trouble with the fetal kidneys or swallowing ability. In and of itself, it isn't harmful, though it can result in cord prolapse if the water breaks through an open cervix. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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