Similar Questions with Answers
Question: My amnotic fluid level is 10-11 cm is it ok
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
Question: In my anomaly scan amniotic fluid mentioned as single pocket 4.5 is it normal or not? Liquor mentioned as just adequate..
Answer: An amniotic fluid level between 8-18 is considered normal. Median amniotic fluid level is approximately 14, from week 20 to week 35, when the amniotic fluid begins to reduce in preparation for birth. An AFI < 5-6 is considered as oligohydramnios. The exact number can vary by gestational age.
Your level is very low, need to consult your doctor.
Question: How to increase amnotic fluid index?
Answer: Drink more water nearly 4 litres
Take watery vegetables like pumpkin, cucumber, bottle guard and greens
Fruits like watermelon, mozambi and all the citrus fruits helps in increasing the water level.
Drink 2 tender coconut daily
Arg 9 sachets 2 times in a day also increases ur AFI level