Ep 251: Low Amniotic Fluid? High Amniotic Fluid? What Do Amniotic Fluid Levels Mean for Your Baby?

28m | Mar 26, 2024

Amniotic fluid (AF) is the liquid that surrounds your baby after the first few weeks of pregnancy. An adequate amount of amniotic fluid is absolutely, positively critical for fetal health. If it’s too low, there can be a risk of severe fetal deformations, umbilical cord compression, and in extreme cases, fetal death. On the other side, if it’s too high, there’s a range of other fetal disorders that can occur affecting both you and your baby. Neither extreme is very common, but they both require monitoring and special care.

In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:

  • What the purpose of amniotic fluid is
  • What it is made up of
  • Where it comes from
  • How it is measured
  • How low and high AF can affect development


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