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Amniotic Fluid Index

Amniotic fluid is necessary for the development of a fetus. An amniotic fluid index is a way to measure the amniotic fluid volume in pregnant women. The normal amniotic fluid index usually lies between 6 and 24 cm. When the amniotic fluid index is less than 5 to 6 cm, the condition is known as oligohydramnios. An amniotic fluid index greater than 24 to 25 cm is referred to as polyhydramnios.

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Can drumstick leaf soup lower amniotic fluid levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am five months pregnant. I am taking one glass of drumstick leaf soup daily. My neighbors tell me it will reduce the amniotic fluid. So, I am confused. Please give me a good suggestion.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern.You can comfortably have anything to improve your health. It can never affect the baby. It is a myth that the fluid around the baby will reduce. If the baby's blood flow is normal, the blood flow to the baby's kidney will be normal, and the ba...  Read Full »

I am 28 weeks pregnant and I want to understand my noninvasive prenatal test reports. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently 28 weeks pregnant and I underwent an ultrasound last week and the AFI level came around 5cm. The baby's growth is good (more than 1000 gm). My NIPT results were also normal. I wanted to check and discuss with a gynecologist through video conferencing regarading my AFI le...  Read Full »

Dr. Arjun Chaudhari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It shows that oligohydramnios mostly seems due to idiopathic cause. So, there are no abnormalities, no specific reason, no preeclampsia, non-diabetic, no fetal anomalies seen in the report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity...  Read Full »

Can a repeat anomaly scan cause miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor,I am second time pregnant and my first son is 11 months old. Now, I am 20 weeks pregnant and the reports of the 12 weeks scan and the quad marker are normal. I do not have a family history of any abnormality but, my 20 weeks scan shows some abnormality. There is some thickness in the ba...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Please attach your reports again as they were not very clear. The main purpose of the anomaly scan is to check that the baby is developing normally. If the doctors suspect that your baby has a heart problem, you will be asked to come in for a...  Read Full »

Our baby seems to have continuous weight loss. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Our baby is 2 weeks 1 day old. Her weight at birth was 3.2 kg, after 1 week it was 2.9 kg and today it is 2.6 kg. She seems to have continuous weight loss. We are really worried. She has been completely breastfed. She used to have 3 to 4 wet diapers during daytime and 2 to 3 wet diap...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to To begin with, 3.2 kg at birth is good weight for your baby. Being exclusively breastfed is beneficial for the baby in many ways, nutritionally better and immunity boosting when compared with formula milk. Usually babies lose 10% of their birth weight in the first week o...  Read Full »

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