27 weeks pregnant mother

Question: My AFI is 23.5 what it mean is there any problem.i cant sleep on left side due to rib cage pain

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Answer: Hi! Amniotic Fluid Index or AFI is considered to be normal at 8-18. Medium AFI level is approximately 14 from week 20-35. After that it keeps reducing and prepare for birth however if its 23.5 now its more than normal. Its a condition where you have more amniotic fluid in the sac and your Dr. may use a process calles amniocentesis to drain the excess water which can be harmful for the baby and it is associated with risk factor like pre term birth or placental abruption etc. Please follow Dr. s instruction and as far as the rib cage is concerned its due to the uterus puts a lot of pressure on the other organs including ribs which causes the pain as ur bump pushes the lungs and diaphragm a little upward. Try to lie down in bed with ur head raised preferably by keeping 2 extra pillows. Hope this helps!
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