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How do I manage oligohydramnios on a daily basis?

Oligohydramnios is not usually problematic unless it occurs for an extended period of time. If you are diagnosed with low levels of amniotic fluid, it is important to discuss treatment options with your doctor. Depending on the cause and severity of your oligohydramnios, you may be advised to drink lots of fluids to re-hydrate yourself and increase your level of amniotic fluid. Your doctor may also recommend bed rest until your level of amniotic fluid returns to normal. If you smoke during pregnancy, you must quit immediately. Frequent visits to the doctor can help you monitor your health and the health of your fetus, to determine if you need a more drastic treatment such as amnio-infusion or an early delivery.

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