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Having the right amount of amniotic fluid in your body while you are pregnant is important. Amniotic fluid passes through the circulatory system and into the amniotic sac during the first 14 weeks of a pregnancy. At this point, the baby will begin swallowing the fluid. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
Typically, the amount of amniotic fluid that is produced by the body increases until the woman reaches her third trimester. The most amniotic fluid that the body should hold is about a quart. When the woman reaches her third trimester, the amount that is present will begin to decrease until she gives birth.
If the amniotic fluid is too high, doctors will first perform tests to look for certain infections and genetic defects. The baby’s development will also be closely monitored and signs that preterm labor is occurring will be closely monitored as well. During this time, women will also be tested for gestational diabetes as well.
During the delivery process, careful monitoring will also be needed. Because of the additional amniotic fluid, there will be a greater risk of umbilical cord prolapse and placental abruption. Both of these conditions will mean that an emergency C-section is needed immediately.
Women with this condition will also find that they will need to arrive at the hospital early so that they can be monitored more closely throughout the delivery process.