Amniotic fluid

What is Amniotic fluid?

Amniotic fluid is produced during pregnancy and surrounds the infant in utero.

Questions and answers on "Amniotic fluid"

Hi again Dr Koregol.
I have had a scan most weeks since my 7th week (I'm 14 weeks today) to check on the baby as I feel so very anxious about the pregnancy.

I read a lot on the internet and have found that there are those out there that say that ultrasound are harmful to the fetus because of the heat, vibrations etc. I am mostly worried about whether they can affect the baby's brain. I am hoping I have not done any damage inadvertently.
And also, I used a hot water bottle on my lap (not on my belly) but my belly did feel warm so I was then was worried that it might also cause the baby to get too hot by heating up the amniotic fluid.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Ultrasound or hot bag does not affect baby

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Good to know you are doing well at 14 weeks already. Thats good news.

There are is no need to worry about ultrasound scan or hot water bag. Both of them will not affect baby.

Ultrasound scan does not generate heat or...

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XXXXXXX Age 25, in her 23rd Week of Pregnancy has low amniotic fluid level of 6. As per doctors advice, she is drinking good amount of water from one week. Could you please suggest what other steps should be taken to increase amnitioc fluid level?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
More fluids should help

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns about Amniotic fluid.

Amniotic fluid is slightly on lower side.

It is not a big worry at this stage of pregnancy. Please follow instructions I am typing below:

1) Drink more fluids like water, butter milk,...

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Can amniotic fluid left in a newborns tummy cause colic or symtoms that mimic colic? When my granddaughter was born the doctor did not suction her. For days she puked up slime and now she cries a lot and is never content.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Amniotic fluid itself does not causes gastritis

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for asking on this platform

I can understand your concern.
Amniotic fluid per se does not causes gastritis unless it is stained with meconium(if baby passes meconium/greenish stool in utero).
Each and every...

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Hello

I m 20 weeks pregnant and for the last four days I feel that my vagina is wet.
There is no bleeding or white vaginal discharge but it's just wet.
Is it normal ?

Can this be amniotic fluid ?
I'm just scared
Also is there any rest to check if it is amniotic fluid or urine / sweat?

Also what are the signs of amniotic fluid leak at 20 weeks ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Its very much likely to be normal secretions

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day

Dear Ms XXXXXXX

Wetness and some amount of discharge is totally normal during pregnancy.
Amniotic fluid occurs when there is rupture of amniotic membrane. When there is...

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I am currently 38 weeks pregnant with my third child- no history of gestational diabetes or hypertension. 2 prior vaginal deliveries 4yrs ago and 2yrs ago. Very nervous about dying for I have read about amniotic fluid entering the blood stream and causing a high mortality rate.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No need to worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
You are fearing about amniotic fluid embolism, which is the entering of the amniotic fluid in the blood stream and it causes high mortality.
However, amniotic fluid embolism...

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i am 31 weeks pregnant and petrified of giving birth. How common are complications like an Amniotic Fluid Embolism? If it were to occur could a patiebt be saved?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
its a rare obstetric complication

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query to hcm,
Amniotic fluid embolism is a rare but serious condition that occurs when amniotic fluid — the fluid that surrounds a baby in the uterus during pregnancy — or fetal material, such as fetal cells,...

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I am 32 weeks pregnant and I am less movement and stiffness around my naval what can be the reason

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
baby growing and amniotic fluid in uterus, give feeling of tightness.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there, welcome to HCM,
Stiffness and less movement at 32 weeks is because the baby is growing to full terms size soon and now the uterus and abdomen are getting stretched trying to accommodate...

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Im 34 weeks pregnant i passed a mucus looking thing and have been cramping along with blood in my urine. What could i have passed?

doctor1 MD

Hi dear. You most probably passed cervical mucus plug, which is passed on the onset of labour.
Consult an OBGYN specialist as soon as possible.
Hit thanks if you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti...

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Hi doctor. I have an fungal infection and was prescribed by a doctor to use a vaginal pessary. I am 15 weeks pregnant. I feel a lot of discharge coming out like milky discharge. Something I'm walking and I feel like gush or a lump of discharge white coming out and since it's my first pregnancy I get really worried. Yesterday I felt abit of water coming out and I feel like scared what if it's the amniotic fluid? This morning went on the scale and my weight has dropped by a kilo and a half. So I'm worried I don't have any abdominal pains or anything or no bleeding just abit concerned I hope everything is ok. Last week I fell on my bum but I don't think that affected it as said by previous doctors. Pls help
Also the discharge has a smell. It's yellowish and has a smell. Sometimes it's milky white sometimes it's yellow and sometimes it's like watery. I'm worried if the water burst but I have no pains whatsoever I feel normal. No bleeding aswell.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Could be fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns.

This is unlikely to be anything serious other than fungal infection. This has to be treated the way you are doing it. You are under right treatment.

I dont think this is amniotic fluid. At 15 weeks there...

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hello mama my wife is 35 week 4 day pregnant. we had USG today and worry about two report.

1.Amniotic fluid is reduced,largest pocket measure 29 mm and AFI 79mm
2.Placenta is fundo anterior grade 3 maturity.
I am tens about it.
please advice me.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, I have gone through the question and understand the concerns.
I have reviewed the reports.
1. Amniotic fluid is reduced in the ultrasound.
Reduced amniotic fluid can be due to decreased fluid intake by your wife, excessive stress, growth...

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