Answer: Hi dear,
It is nothing but the amniotic fluid content surrounding your baby .which is less.
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
Similar Questions with Answers
Question: My ultrasound sound says that liquid content in my baby is less.
What should I do to cure it?
Answer: Hi dear,
I think I have just answered you in last post regarding the low amniotic fluid content.kindly refer it.if any doubts please ask .
Question: I had an ultrasound today.... doctor said that water around baby is quite less...is it a serious problem???? How does it effect the baby?
Amniotic Fluid Index or AFI or the water around baby is considered to be normal at 8-18.
Medium AFI level is approximately 14 from week 20-35.
After that it keeps reducing and prepare for birth however if its less then baby wil hv difficulty becz baby floats in that water and it can cause pre term birth, please continue to have;
lots of fluids- tender coconut/buttermilk
Cucumber/bottle gourd/ bed rest - all these help in afi increase.
Your Doctor may prescribe soms sachet to have with water, pls hv that abd follow Dr.s insteuctions..
Question: My ultrasound scan show echogenic content in stomach of baby but my gyno said nothing to worry...but why echogenic content is shown
Answer: Hello dear. Echogenic bowel' is the term used to describe the appearance of the baby's bowel. It means that it appears brighter than usual. This may or may not be a serious concern, but it does mean there could be blood in the amniotic fluid. It is not harmful for a baby to swallow amniotic fluid with blood. However, blood cells in the baby's intestine can cause the bowel to look bright. Echogenic bowel will sometimes go away over time. Hope it helps.