Question: I am 32 weeks pregnant, my amniotic fluid level is 14-15 . Is it normal?
Answer: Hi dear..this levels of amniotic fluid is absolutely common dear...as until 35 weeks of pregnancy your amniotic fluid level must be around 14....after 35 weeks it slowly starts to reduce in preparation for the birth of your baby...
Question: I m 32 weeks pregnant . Ultrasound report says my fluid amount is less. What should i do now 😢
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 deivery. Tips for increasing Amniotic fluid are as follows... Stay hydrated It is essential to drink ten to twelve glasses of water,sothat it helps in stable amniotic fluid,can include fresh juice, Buttermilk,soups. Coconut water 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 Light exercises 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: Hi, i am 34 week pregnant. My 32 week scan report says AFI 14.3 cm. My 34 week scan report says AFI 17cm. Is this normal?
Answer: Hi dear, During pregnancy,amniotic fluid is the protective barrier or cushion for your baby. Though we never think about it at initial stages of pregnancy,but later stages it becomes an important criteria to detect baby's health. Women with inadequate AFI and women with more AFI are both not normal for sure. More than normal ranges fluid could lead to preterm labor by increasing more pressure build up. Idealky the afi should be between 10-18.high afi could also be due to few reasons: 1- mother's sugar level out of control 2-baby not swallowing enough fluid 3- baby producing excessive urine 4- swelling up in baby's body with excess fluid 5- genetic reasons Certain complications attached to this is preterm labor and Babies are also more likely to move into positions which aren’t ideal for birth. There are certain treatments for this .you can talk to your doctor if it is really required. Your level is borderline high.