Induced Labor Due to Polyhydramnios
on Jul 24, 2015
by Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Polyhydramnios is a condition that occurs when a woman is pregnant and refers to an excessive amount of amniotic fluid. When this condition occurs, it can cause some other pregnancy risks as well.
Polyhydramnios is a condition that occurs when a woman is pregnant and refers to an excessive amount of amniotic fluid. When this condition occurs, it can cause some other pregnancy risks as well. For example, is it possible for the woman to give birth prematurely or for placental abruption and fetal anomalies to be present. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
One of the reasons that is believed to cause this condition is when the uterine size is larger than normal when compared to gestational age. This can be diagnosed with an ultrasound examination or some other medical approaches.
With polyhydramnios, there are several different treatment options available. Sometimes, in minor cases, the condition can go away on its own. However, it can also be necessary to need to have the amniotic fluid drained in order to protect the baby. In some extreme cases the baby may need to be delivered quickly. This could mean that doctors will want to induce labor or deliver the baby with a C-section.
There is also a chance that severe polyhydramnios may occur. In these instances, it is possible for severe complications to occur that can threaten the health of the baby. When this is the case, it is common for doctors to induce labor around 37 weeks or sooner.
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Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.