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How do amniotic sac disorders affect the body?

Amniotic sac disorders can affect not just a pregnant woman's body, but also the growing fetus. Ruptures in the amniotic sac too early in the pregnancy can cause early labor or infection for either the mother or baby. Too much fluid in the amniotic sac can cause an early rupture of the sac or it might even cause the placenta to detach too early. Not enough fluid may damage the fetus, causing birth defects or delay the growth of the baby's vital organs. Infection of the amniotic fluid may lead to cerebral palsy or even death. Amniotic band syndrome may cause development problems and birth defects.

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