Similar Questions with Answers
Question: Hi i am 28 weeks pregnant, my amniotic fluid index is 18.6. Is it normal. Doctor said u'r amniotic fluid index is high.Naturally can i reduce fluid?
Answer: Hi it gets very complicated to go for a normal delivery.Your doctor has to drain the excess fluid with canulas if you really want to go for a normal delivery with high blood pressure which puts you on bleeding risk and preeclampsia. It would be better if you try to control your b.p and take medications timely. For c section wait till a week.
Question: im 33 weeks ...my amniotic fluid is 22 index..is there any chance to get normal delivery
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. It 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.
Question: My amniotic fluid index value is 20. Is there any way to reduce excess fluid?
Answer: Please don't worry you are already at your terms now
I hope your consulting doctor 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