Oligohydramnios is the condition of having too little amniotic fluid. About 8 per cent of all pregnant women are found to have low amniotic fluid at some point, usually in their third trimester. Among those still pregnant two weeks past … Continue reading


Polyhydramnious or hydramnious is as an abnormally large volume of amniotic fluid. There is a range of ‘normal’ fluid volumes and an abnormally large volume may raise suspicion of a problem with the pregnancy. Greater deviations from the norm are … Continue reading


Meconium comes from the Greek word “meconi” which means poppi juice or opium. Meconuim is composed of all the substances that have built up in the baby’s gut during pregnancy. Meconuim is a sterile compound and is mostly water (70-80% … Continue reading

Amniotic Fluid

Amniotic fluid is the fluid that surrounds the fetus. Amniotic fluid is 98% water and 2% salts and cells from the baby. A pregnant woman carries about 500-1000 ml of amniotic fluid. Until the fetal kidneys started working during month … Continue reading