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 5- dehydration Risks: 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 3-preterm birth Treatment: 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
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Answer: Hi, with less afi Level chances of infection to the baby increases. Hence it is better to consult the doctor and follow the instructions. Also have plenty of water and take a coconut water on daily basis.
Question: Hello, i am 37 week pregnant, in my scan my AFI evel ls low i.e 8cm, is it normal? Still is there any chances of normal delivery?
Answer: hi dear your Wi-Fi level is on border so don't worry you still have some time you can try to increase your AFI level . like have plenty of water to 24 litre of water will help you increase AFI level with water also have coconut water twice a day you can also have Glucose water it also helps in increasing afi level . also have food and fruits that are high in water like cucumber, oranges, watermelon etc
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Answer: yes normal delivery possible ,you should increse water intake especialy tender coccount water daily,and more juices ,and water containing vegetable and fruits,to maintain fluid level,and also continously monitor the movement of the baby