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Polyhydramnios

Statistics of Polyhydramnios

Pregnant women typically carry about 500 to 1,000 ml of amniotic fluid, which surrounds the fetus and protects and cushions it throughout development. It plays a very important role in the fetal development of key organs. The fetus’s lungs and kidneys produce the fluid, which the fetus then ingests and sends to the mother’s circulatory system. However, in some cases, the baby does not take in enough fluid; statistics tell us that this condition, polyhydramnios, occurs in about one in every 100 pregnancies. It can lead to developmental abnormalities or pregnancy complications.

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