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What are the treatment options for amniotic sac disorders?

Most amniotic sac disorders are treated first by giving extra attention to the pregnant mother before delivery. Additional ultrasounds, check-ups, or hospitalization may be necessary. If there is too much or too little amniotic fluid, the doctor may try to balance the fluid level through use of medication or reducing or increasing the amount of fluid as needed. Infection of the amniotic fluid may be treated with intravenous antibiotics. One condition, called amniotic band syndrome, may cause fibrous bands to wrap around the baby's feet or hands, which could limit growth or blood flow and damage the limbs, or on the face or abdomen, causing organ problems or facial defects. If any of the disorders seem to be severely threatening the fetus, then early delivery may be an option.

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