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Reasons for oligohydramnios, how to prevent in next pregnancy?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Placenta

Most commonly the placenta is the source of oligohydramnios (though congenital abnormalities can occur too).
Most common reason for oligo are related to blood pressure. Did you have a problem with elevated blood pressure in the pregnancy? Or with diabetes? Exercise is a great way to prevent both of those problems. 60 min of cardiovascular exercise a day, 5-6 days a week is best!

In brief: Placenta

Most commonly the placenta is the source of oligohydramnios (though congenital abnormalities can occur too).
Most common reason for oligo are related to blood pressure. Did you have a problem with elevated blood pressure in the pregnancy? Or with diabetes? Exercise is a great way to prevent both of those problems. 60 min of cardiovascular exercise a day, 5-6 days a week is best!
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