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: Low amniotic fluid at 32 weeks. Afi is 8.3.how to increase amniotic fluid. Please let me know.
Answer: Congratulations on your pregnancy. Amniotic fluid can be increased by taking lots of liquids such as Water, coconut water, fruit juices and butter milk. You can prefer fruits and vegetables with more water such as watermelon, cucumber etc. If your fluid levels does not increase you need to talk to doctor. Take care
Question: Hi i am 35 weeks pregnant... My Amniotic fluid AFI is 17.6 cms and it is considered as excess please suggest me how to reduce my amniotic fluid
Answer: Your doctor must have asked you for some basic investigation like blood pressure or blood sugar levels to rule out any detectable cause of increased amniotic fluid level. If all normal than no worries