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Old 10-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Low amniotic fluid

I am asking for a friends. She has been told her fluid is low and that she needs to rest and drink a lot of water. He Dr is also sending her to get another ultra sound with a high risk Dr. Does anyone know of any other natural thing she can do to increase fluid production. Thanks.

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She currently is drinking 8 oz every 30 min. I'm trying to encourage her to do even more. Opinions?
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Re: Low amniotic fluid

How low is it??
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Re: Low amniotic fluid

Rest and drinking extra water will only increase fluid if she has low fluid because she is dehydrated. If there is another cause, such as fetal kidney problems, or placental insufficiency, no amount of water or rest will fix that.
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Re: Low amniotic fluid

A lot of the time, women are slightly dehydrated in pregnancy because we just don't drink enough water, so increasing water intake is likely to help. Avoid diuretics like caffeine.

The recommendation for pregnant women that I've heard from several sources is to take the woman's weight and divide in 2, and that number is the number of ounces she should drink per day. For instance, a 130 pound woman should drink about 65 ounces of water per day.

Like the previous poster said, if there is another issue causing low fluid, then the fluid level would not normalize with increased water intake, but since like I said before most of the time the fluid level is low because of not drinking enough, then it's the best first step.
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Re: Low amniotic fluid

I think 8 oz every half hour is too much fluid. I do believe that much water can upset her electrolyte balance. I know it can make me feel sick and even induce vomiting if I drink too much fluids like that. Drinking enough is importan,t but she doesn't want to overdue it either.
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