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What increases my risk for amniotic sac disorders?

There are not very many controllable risk factors for amniotic sac disorders. Many of the causes involve the developing fetus or the course of the pregnancy and cannot be foreseen. Diabetes that the mother developed due to pregnancy could be a risk factor for one of the amniotic sac disorders called polyhydramnios, where there is too much amniotic fluid. Having twins or triplets could be a risk factor for that as well. Taking some blood pressure medications while pregnant could cause some fetal organ damage, which could then lead to another amniotic sac disorder that decreases the amount of amniotic fluid. Presence of infections in the mother (such as with group B streptococci) may cause infection in the amniotic fluid.

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