What are the symptoms of polyhydramnios?

Polyhydramnios can result in rapid or unusual swelling of the pregnant woman's belly. Increased pressure in the uterus can cause breathing problems for the mother or problems with the placenta. But often women do not have any symptoms. Polyhydramnios can cause early labor and delivery; it increases the risk of stillbirth. The condition is generally more serious the earlier it occurs in the pregnancy; overall, the risk of complication is low.

Polyhydramnios is the presence of too much amniotic fluid in the uterus. The most common symptoms of polyhydramnios are:

  • Rapid growth of uterus
  • Discomfort in the abdomen
  • Premature uterine contractions

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