Can oligohydramnios be prevented?

Oligohydramnios can be caused by a number of different conditions, some of which are out of your control, including your family history of genetic disorders, chronic maternal diseases like diabetes or lupus. However, there are several ways you can decrease your risk of oligohydramnios and keep your level of amniotic fluid balanced.

To prevent placenta malfunction or premature tearing of the amniotic sac, it is important not to smoke during pregnancy. Because dehydration has been known to cause low amniotic fluid levels, drinking plenty of water helps your pregnancy run smoothly. Along the same lines, eating a healthy diet can prevent many complications of pregnancy, especially if you have been diagnosed with diabetes. In that case, close monitoring of your blood sugar level and a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of birth deformities or miscarriages. Finally, you should frequently visit your doctor to monitor your pregnancy and the progress of your fetus.

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