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Old 03-20-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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Question How to increase amniotic fluid?

I just had a growth scan yesterday (I have GD) and the ultrasound came back normal, baby is doing great, the only concern was that the amniotic fluid is a bit low, but still within normal range. Is there anything I can do to help increase it? My MW mentioned just trying to drink more water to ensure baby is peeing and all that, anything else? I only have 3.5 weeks before my c-section, but don't want it to go any lower.


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Old 03-20-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
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They say you can't BUT you can, I did. I had low fluid and was told here on ds to drink LOTS of water and I did, all day every day and my next appt I went to it had gone up and kept going up until there was no longer an issue of low fluid. You can do it, just drink a lot of water.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:24 PM   #3
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Re: How to increase amniotic fluid?

You absolutely can replenish amniotic fluid. Drink, DRINK, DRINK!!! I'm talking like 80-100oz a day. Your amniotic fluid rebuilds itself every few days anyway. So drinking water is the best was to increase your fluid!!
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:26 PM   #4
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Alkalizing your water will help your body absorb it. Easy way is fresh lemon juice

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