Question: I have Low amniotic fluid..AFI is 8 cm..what to do to increase fluid. I am 28 weeks pregnant.
Answer: Hello dear...
The Amniotic fluid is a protective liquid contains amniotic sac by the gravid amnion, The normal value for amniotic index will be 8-18cm,it is essential to maintain normal amniotic value for smooth and safety delivery.
Tips for increasing Amniotic fluid are as follows...
It is essential to drink ten to twelve glasses of water,sothat it helps in stable amniotic fluid,can include fresh juice, Buttermilk,soups.
Start drinking coconut water regularly will help a lot,it is a safe drink,that you can drink during pregnancy,it contains potassium, magnesium,protein,good source of dietary fibre and vitamin c, drinking coconut water in pregnancy,helps to meet increased blood supply, maintain amniotic level and also helps fetal circulation, drinking coconut water in a part of your diet,will possess lot of health benefits
Take water rich vegetables
To increase amniotic value,can include water rich vegetables like raddish ,cucumber,celery, cauliflower, pumpkin,Amla,and fruits like orange, watermelon, muskmelon will help to retain water content in body
Rest in left side
Whenever you lie down For rest,it is advisable to lie on left side,this increases blood flow to uterus,and it also maintain the fluid level
If your doctor not advise for bedrest,you can do simple exercises ,aim for 30 to 45 min,so that it helps in increasing fluid level,and also produce ambious flow of blood to uterus
Question: More amniotic fluid AFI-24
What to do to reduce that?
Answer: Your amniotic fluid index is borderline high.kindly check your sugar levels.often diabetic mothers have tendency to have high fluid level.increased levels could have risk of preterm labor.at times if the baby have some genetic issue then it will not be able to swallow the fluid, effectively,thereby having more fluid build up.there is no prevention or effective way to cure this issue.extreme cases are handled by draining excess fluid out of sac or some oral medication that makes baby produce less urine.keep monitoring the levels.
Question: Amniotic fluid 10 cm
Answer: The normal range of amniotic fluid level is 8-18..,even though your amniotic fluid level is within the normal range..it is slightly low for 28 weeks of pregnancy....as until 35 weeks of pregnancy the amniotic fluid level should be around 14...so please consult with your gynecologist and take necessary steps to increase the fluid level...