A condition characterised by excess amounts of amniotic fluid accumulating around the baby. Also known as hydramnios.
too much amniotic fluid. Although the fetus can now freely move around, polyhydramnios can represent a danger because of an increased risk of premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM). It can also cause too much pressure on the umbilical cord. Polyhydramnios is often noted because the mother's abdomen is much larger than expected for the time of pregnancy.
A condition possible with gestational diabetes that results in too much amniotic fluid, which is the liquid inside the uterus. Polyhydramnios can cause the baby to be born too soon.
elevated amniotic fluid volume
The condition that exists when there is too much amniotic fluid in the uterus.
an excessive amount of amniotic fluid, which can overly distend the uterus, and lead to preterm labor and delivery. May be associated with problems of the fetus swallowing the amniotic fluid.
excessive accumulation of amniotic fluid. Also called hydramnios. This condition may increase the risk of having a cesarean section.
the presence of too much amniotic fluid
Polyhydramnios (hydramnios) is the medical condition of too much amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac. It is seen in 0.5 to 2% of pregnancies.