What Does It Mean To Have Small Amniotic Fluid In Pregnancy And Whether It Will Affect Fetal Development?
Good afternoon, I was pregnant with my first child yesterday, when I said ultrasound, my amniotic fluid was small, did it affect the development of the fetus or not?
Hello, Furkhotul Amaroh. Thank you for the questions submitted to HealthReplies.com We can understand the concern you feel.
Amniotic fluid condition (amnion) which is less than the normal limit is called oligohydramnios. This condition can be identified by a doctor through an ultrasound examination. There are several possibilities that can cause oligohydramnios, including:
Problems with the fetus, for example: genetic disorders, congenital abnormalities, fetal growth inhibition
Problems with the placenta, for example: the detachment of the placenta from the uterine wall
Problems in the mother, for example: high blood pressure, preeclampsia, diabetes, dehydration
Regarding the prognosis of the impact of oligohydramnios on the fetus, in general a worse prognosis is owned by oligohydramnios which occur early in pregnancy. How old is your pregnancy? We recommend that you consult directly with your obstetrician and gynecologist who treats you regarding the condition of the pregnancy and its prognosis for you and the fetus. At home, you are advised to drink plenty of water and get enough rest.
To enrich insight, you can read articles about the problem of amniotic fluid. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.