Similar Questions with Answers
Question: In 36 weeks pregnant amnotic fluid volume is 9cm ,it is normal or not?
Answer: No dear, it is little low, should be 14. Drink lots of water regularly, it is one of the easiest ways to increase the amniotic fluid index. Take water contant foods, Vegetable like cucumber, lettuce, iceberg, spinach, radish, broccoli, cauliflower, etc. Fruits like strawberries, watermelon, tomatoes, cantaloupe, grapefruit, etc.... Do not drink alcohol..... Avoid certain herbal supplements which can dehydrate you..... Perform light workout regularly. Regular workout helps in increased blood flow to various parts of the body. If the blood flow increases in the placenta and uterus, the level of amniotic fluid in your body also increases.
Question: Amniotic fluid level in 33 weeks
An AFI between 8-18 is considered normal. Median AFI level is approximately 14 from week 20 toweek 35, when the amniotic fluidbegins to reduce in preparation for birth. An AFI < 5-6 is considered as oligohydramnios. The exact number can vary by gestational age.
Question: My aminiotic fluid level is 9.7 and I am in 33 weeks..pls guide me..
Answer: Hi dear,
Amniotic fluid index(AFI),should be anywhere between 10- 18. Ideally 12 is good. But since your level is borderline,I would advice you to consult doctor.as high AFI could make the normal delivery difficult and you could deliver through c section .also low AFI could give you preterm delivery. low AFI has few reasons:
1- birth defects,which could give kidney problems or urinary tract issues in baby
2-placental problem.if the placenta is not providing enough nutrition to baby,then baby would stop recycling fluid
3-if mother has fluid early leakage
4- maternal complications like diabetes,high BP
1- baby could not develop lungs and muscles well.as from second trimester,baby starts to swallow the fluid and recycle it
2- increased chance of miscarriage or still birth
1- plenty of fluids to be taken.barley water is good in such conditions.
2- some cases IV fluids are administered
3- injecting fluids through amniocentesis
4- amnio infusion through catheter during labor