Amniotic Fluid Seeps At 39 Weeks’ Gestation?
Hello I want to ask .. I’m pregnant 39wk there is an opening but it’s still 1 and it’s been a week .. then the blood comes out with the fluid so the midwife said it seeped the amniotic fluid from the first layer, he said the baby is still safe because there is a second layer … What’s right so? Please explain about the amniotic layer and the risk of amniotic membrane with 1 layer, thank you
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The fetus in the uterus is protected by the membranes. In the amniotic membrane there is amniotic fluid that serves to protect the fetus, supply nutrients, help the development and growth of the fetus. If viewed from the anatomy, the amniotic membrane consists of 2 layers that are fused, namely the chorion layer (the outermost layer) and the amnion (the innermost layer that is directly related to the fetus).
When the amniotic fluid seeps, it can be sure that there is a tear in the amniotic membrane both in the chorion and amnion layers. The amniotic membrane is a thin membrane that is strong enough to wrap the fetus in the uterus. If it is known that there is amniotic fluid seepage in pregnant women, the evaluation and action must be taken immediately. So it is not justified that some of the amniotic layer is still intact even though the amniotic seepage has occurred.
Seeing the age of your uterus has entered labor, it is better if you do an examination directly to the obstetrician to be evaluated either by physical examination or by ultrasound examination.
Amniotic fluid that seeps or breaks suddenly is called the premature rupture of membranes. Normally the amniotic water is clear and sterile and protected from the influence of the outside environment. If seepage occurs, then there is a relationship between the torn membranes and the environment outside the uterus. This can increase the risk of infection in the womb and can adversely affect the fetus. In addition, seeping amniotic fluid will reduce the amount of amniotic fluid in the uterus. A small amount of amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios) can also have a negative impact on the fetus.
Therefore, it is strongly recommended to carry out consultations and examinations directly to the obstetrician in preparation for the birth. You will get more complete and relevant information regarding your obstetric problem and treatment according to your condition.
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