Polyhydramnios often requires only additional monitoring from health care professionals. It can increase the risk of stillbirth. If the condition is particularly extreme - i.e., if there is an extremely large volume of amniotic fluid - polyhydramnios can be serious because of the risks associated with direct treatment. Polyhydramnios also raises the possibility that there may be genetic problems with the fetus.
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Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Polyhydramnios is often a sign of another problem such as a GI tract disorder in the fetus, maternal diabetes or a genetic condition. Polyhydramnios also causes over distention of the uterus which can trigger preterm labor.