Question: What are the ways to increase fluid
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...
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: Is it true that the amniotic fluid reduces by half in 27th or 28 th week.. got this as daily tip in healofy app only.. plz do reply
Answer: It totally depends to AFI in the middle of 2nd trimester. If it was like 10-12 it's not possible to reduce by half. Even if it was in higher side still it's not possible because AFI would be too less
Question: Mam i'm in 34 week pregnancy.my amniotic fluid level is between 8 to 10 only.is it very low or enough? What are the ways to increase the amniotic fluid level?
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