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Concerned about less amniotic fluid during the last month of pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   i am in my 39th week of pregnancy
Doctor :   How can i help you?
Doctor :   ok
User :   i want to know about it
Doctor :   what specific information do you need?
User :   how to take care ofmyself now
User :   and what is the possibility of a normal delivery?
Doctor :   As such, not much issues other that to take proper nutrition, keep yourself safe,
Doctor :   avoid stressful situations
User :   my doctor says amniotic fluid index is 9.?
User :   9.4
User :   is it normal
Doctor :   the possibility of a normal pregnancy is upto 90 % unless you have other complications evident on the ultrasound
User :   head of baby is not yet fixed
Doctor :   AFI
User :   still normal is possible?
Doctor :   But since it is not less than six, it is not much to worry
Doctor :   the complications arise, when AFI is
User :   baby isin cephalic presentation
Doctor :   yes,
User :   what is mean bythat
Doctor :   is this your first pregnancy?
User :   yes
Doctor :   has a USG been done before and is it normal ?
User :   scan?
Doctor :   Cephalic presentation - is normal as the head is the first part to be delivered
Doctor :   yes USG scan i mean
User :   yes normal
User :   doctor said floating head andit isnot yet fixed
User :   normal deliveryis possible?
Doctor :   did he say that the pelvic cavity was adequate ? or there was any other obstruction etc ?
User :   or will itget fixed next week?
Doctor :   we can be expectant, that the fetal head will descend any time soon
Doctor :   Please have adequate amount of flluids, so that the Amniotic fluid can increase, and aid in descent
User :   what i can do to fix it?
Doctor :   May i know your height ?
User :   163 cms
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I dont think, there should be any major problems for normal delivery, unless, the physical examination detects any issues.
User :   doctor said she will induce pain in 4oth week.
User :   so the babys head will descend before that
Doctor :   if your doc, who has examined you, has told everything is normal, then you should not panic
Doctor :   yes, in many mothers, the fetus descends a few hrs before delivery
User :   oh
Doctor :   most mothers with roomy pelvis, the descent occurs much early
Doctor :   just relax now,
User :   what should i take in as food during this week toimprovemy chances
User :   or should i walk a lot?
Doctor :   and practice deep breathing excercises, which will help you
Doctor :   no need to get stressed
Doctor :   everything will be ok
Doctor :   there are no foods that chance things soon
User :   walking or climbing stairs willhelp?
Doctor :   yes, just physical activity will help to some extent, but overdoing can be detrimental
Doctor :   just relax for now, and follow your doctors advice,
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