These values did not differ from that during the first trimester. No treatment has been proved effective long term. Why is amniotic fluid important during pregnancy? My midwife sent me for a scan as i was measuring small and they have found that i haven't much amniotic fluid so they want me back next thursday for another scan. Low amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios) is a condition in which the amniotic fluid measures lower than expected for a baby's gestational age. The amniotic fluid index (AFI) is an estimate of the amniotic fluid volume in a pregnant uterus. Under normal circumstances, the amount of amniotic fluid you have increases until the beginning of your third trimester. None of the methods used to assess the amniotic fluid level are very accurate or more importantly without harm. Amniotic fluid helps your baby grow and develop normally. Most of the time, the doctors advice mothers to get adequate rest and drink a lot of water to overcome the difficulties. But short-term improvement of amniotic fluid is possible and might be done in certain circumstances. Amniotic fluid irNPY levels were similar to those in plasma and did not vary among the 3 groups of women studied during the various trimesters of gestation. I am 35 weeks and 2 days today, and so far to my knowledge I have never had a problem with my amniotic fluid. mcsty04 posted: I just found out last week during my last ultrasound that the level of my amniotic fluid was slightly elevated. After that, it gradually decreases until you give birth. My amniotic fluid was so low, there was no where for my doctor to go in with the needle to do the amnio. Useful Things: ... High Levels of Amniotic Fluid. Although oligohydramnios can occur at any stage of pregnancy, the most likely phase is the third trimester. It is part of the fetal biophysical profile.. The fluid does the following during pregnancy: Protects your baby from injury; Protects the umbilical cord and keeps it from being pinched; Helps your baby's lungs develop, and helps him exercise his muscles and digestive … low amniotic fluid levels - third trimester, has anyone had this? Polyhydramnios is most common in the third trimester. How much amniotic fluid should I have? Welcome to your third trimester and your community! The mean values were 144 +/- 13 and 156 +/- 24 pmol/L, respectively, in 15 pregnant women during the second trimester and 33 women during the third trimester. ... My doctor noticed that I had a low amniotic level and scheduled me to come in that night for an amnio to check to see if DD's lungs were developed enough for her to be born. Technique. Welcome to your third trimester and your community! The diagnosis of oligohydramnios may lead to intervention with acknowledged increased rates of induction of labour and increased Caesarean section rates following on a diagnosis of third trimester oligohydramnios. How will I know if I have too much amniotic fluid? At the peak of 34 to 36 weeks, you may carry about a quart of amniotic fluid.