MedHelp.org will cease operations on May 31, 2024. It has been our pleasure to join you on your health journey for the past 30 years. For more info, click here.
Avatar universal


low AFI, amniotic fluid index reasons ???
Best Answer
973741 tn?1342342773
Hi there.  I'm happy to try and help answer your question.  You have low amniotic fluid?    A normal AFI is 5 to 25 cm.  What is your number? There are different reasons to have low amniotic fluid.  Here is an article.  https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/expert-answers/low-amniotic-fluid/faq-20057964  Here is a list of the most common reasons:

    Your water breaking
    The placenta peeling away from the inner wall of the uterus — either partially or completely — before delivery (placental abruption)
    Certain health conditions in the mother, such as chronic high blood pressure
    Use of certain medications, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
    Certain health conditions in the baby, such as restricted growth or a genetic disorder

But really, mom's health in terms of pregnancy diabetes or even just hydration can lead to it.  If you have low fluid levels, please work with your doctors.  Here is an article on ways to increase AFI  https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/how-to-increase-amniotic-fluid.  First thing I'd really focus on is drinking more fluids. It DOES help.  
how are you doing zaheerahmad?  Is your fluid low?
1 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest

You are reading content posted in the Pregnancy Community

Top Pregnancy Answerers
13167 tn?1327194124
Austin, TX
Learn About Top Answerers
Popular Resources
Get information and tips on how to help you choose the right place to deliver your baby.
Get the facts on how twins and multiples are formed and your chance of carrying more than one baby at a time.
Learn about the risks and benefits of circumcision.
What to expect during the first hours after delivery.
Learn about early screening and test options for your pregnancy.
Learn about testing and treatment for GBS bacterium.