Ep 37: All About Amniotic Fluid – What It Is and How It Helps Your Baby – The All About pregnancy & Birth Podcast with Dr. Nicole C. Rankins
by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins

Episode #37: all about amniotic fluid - what it is and how it helps your baby

In today’s episode, you’re going to learn all about amniotic fluid!

Amniotic fluid is the liquid that surrounds your baby and it appears after the first few weeks of pregnancy. This fluid is really important for your baby and your baby's health. 

In this episode, I’m going to help you understand everything related to it. Why is it important, where does it come from, and what happens when your amniotic fluid is too low or too high? I’ll also cover how we measure it, as well as how it affects your baby’s health.

In This Episode You'll Learn About: 

  • What’s in amniotic fluid
  • The antibacterial properties of amniotic fluid
  • How this fluid protects your baby from any trauma
  • Qualitatively and quantitatively measuring the amniotic fluid
  • Types of quantitative ways to measure the amniotic fluid
  • Oligohydramnios (low fluid)
  • Polyhydramnios (excess fluid)
  • What does it mean for your pregnancy if the fluid is low or high

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Keywords

Amniotic fluid, amniotic fluid low, amniotic high, amniotic fluid leakage, amniotic sac, pregnancy, pregnant, mother, childbirth, baby, amniotic fluid test

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