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- Early labor and delivery
- Cesarean delivery
- Increased bleeding after delivery
- Reduced growth in the baby
- Placental abruption
- Umbilical cord prolapse
|Fetus in Utero, Amniotic Fluid|
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- Discomfort in the abdomen
- Trouble breathing due to crowding of the lungs
- Removal of excess amniotic fluid
- Medication may be used to decrease amniotic fluid, except in the last eight weeks of pregnancy
- Talking with your doctor about medications, supplements, or herbal treatments you are using before getting pregnant
- Proper diet, adequate rest and fluid intake, taking vitamin supplements, and getting enough exercise
- Regular check-ups throughout pregnancy
- Screening tests
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists http://www.acog.org
American Pregnancy Association http://www.americanpregnancy.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada http://www.sogc.org
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Ultrasound in pregnancy. Practice Bulletin . 2009;101.
High amniotic fluid levels: polyhydramnios. American Pregnancy Association website. Available at: http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancycomplications/highamnioticfluidpolyhydramnios.htm. Accessed January 2007. Accessed June 10, 2013.
Polyhydramnios. March of Dimes website. Available at: http://www.marchofdimes.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-complications.aspx#InDepthTabLong%5F1887. Updated June 2011. Accessed June 10, 2013.
Prenatal ultrasound screening. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated January 23, 2013. Accessed June 10, 2013.
- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014
- Update Date: 05/28/2014