Will I be induced if I have polyhydramnios?

“It is recommended to induce at 38 weeks with a diagnosis of polyhydramnios,” Dr. Trainor said. “The excess fluid around the baby allows the baby to move around more, which creates a greater chance of malpresentation breech position and the baby getting wound up in the umbilical cord.”

Can polyhydramnios delay labor?

Severe polyhydramnios may cause shortness of breath, preterm labor, or other signs and symptoms.

How much fluid is normal at 39 weeks?

About 600 mL of amniotic fluid surrounds the baby at full term (40 weeks gestation). The amniotic fluid constantly moves (circulates) as the baby swallows and “inhales” the fluid, and then releases it. The amniotic fluid helps: The developing baby to move in the womb, which allows for proper bone growth.

Can amniotic fluid increase at 39 weeks?

Under normal circumstances, the amount of amniotic fluid you have increases until the beginning of your third trimester. At the peak of 34 to 36 weeks, you may carry about a quart of amniotic fluid. After that, it gradually decreases until you give birth.

How do I overcome polyhydramnios?

Treatment may include:

  1. Drainage of excess amniotic fluid. Your health care provider may use amniocentesis to drain excess amniotic fluid from your uterus.
  2. Medication. Your health care provider may prescribe the oral medication indomethacin (Indocin) to help reduce fetal urine production and amniotic fluid volume.

Is polyhydramnios considered high risk?

Polyhydramnios is the term used to describe an excess accumulation of amniotic fluid. This clinical condition is associated with a high risk of poor pregnancy outcomes 1, 2, 3. The reported prevalence of polyhydramnios ranges from 0.2 to 1.6 % of all pregnancies 4, 5, 6, 7.

Should I be on bed rest with polyhydramnios?

Doctors recommend expectant mothers with moderate polyhydramnios to take bed rest. This helps prevent preterm labor that may happen due to polyhydramnios.

Is normal delivery possible with high amniotic fluid?

Yes.. Normal delivery is possible.. But having increased amniotic fluid can lead to early labour and bring risks along with it. The baby is term.. So better be prepared to reach your obstetrician as soon as signs of labour show up like contraction.. Watery discharge.

What causes polyhydramnios?

Causes of polyhydramnios diabetes in the mother – including diabetes caused by pregnancy (gestational diabetes) a blockage in the baby’s gut (gut atresia) an infection during pregnancy. the baby’s blood cells being attacked by the mother’s blood cells (rhesus disease)

Can polyhydramnios affect baby?

Most women with polyhydramnios will not have any significant problems during their pregnancy and will have a healthy baby. But there is a slightly increased risk of pregnancy and birth complications, such as: giving birth prematurely (before 37 weeks) your waters breaking early.

Why is my pregnant belly so high?

Around the fourth or fifth month, the uterus will have expanded to the point where it presses against the abdominals. The “bulge” can emerge in different places for different women. Usually, it’s caused by a combination of your baby’s position in the uterus and the strength of your abdominal muscles.

Can you deliver a baby with polyhydramnios at 39 weeks?

If you have mild to moderate polyhydramnios, you’ll likely be able to carry your baby to term, delivering at 39 or 40 weeks. If you have severe polyhydramnios, your health care provider will discuss the appropriate timing of delivery, to avoid complications for you and your baby.

Is polyhydramnios dangerous during pregnancy?

The excess in amniotic fluid is opposite of oligohydramnios which means there is low amniotic fluid. In most cases, polyhydramnios is harmless, but it does have the potential to cause serious pregnancy complications. What are the symptoms of polyhydramnios?

What is polyhydramnios and how is it treated?

Severe cases may require treatment. Polyhydramnios (pol-e-hi-DRAM-nee-os) is the excessive accumulation of amniotic fluid — the fluid that surrounds the baby in the uterus during pregnancy. Polyhydramnios occurs in about 1 to 2 percent of pregnancies.

What is the normal range for polyhydramnios?

Ultrasound diagnosis: The vertical measurement of the deepest pocket of amniotic fluid free of fetal parts is used to classify polyhydramnios into mild (8–11 cm), moderate (12–15 cm) and severe (≥16 cm). In about 80% of cases the polyhydramnios is mild, in 15% moderate and in 5% severe.