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MATERNAL HYDRATION FOR INCREASING AMNIOTIC FLUID VOLUME IN OLIGOHYDRAMNIOS

KHILUD S AL-SALAMI

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2007 Volume: 13 Issue: 2 Pages: 59-62
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acute maternal hydration on amniotic fluid volume in pregnancies with third tri¬mester olighydramnios. The study was done at Al-Basrah General and Al-Basrah Maternity and Child Hospitals. A prospective case control study in which amniotic fluid volume was evaluated in 100 pregnant women be¬tween (32-40) weeks of gestational age with oligohyramnios (Case) and normal amniotic fluid index (AFI) and normal AFI (Control). Fifty women of oligohydramnios and fifty of control were made to drink 2 litres of water over 2 hours before repeating AFI measurement. The pre & post-hydration AFI were compared between the two groups. The AFI in olighydramnios & control groups were increased significantly by mean of 1.91 ± 0.61, P< 0.001 and 2.57 ± 1.37, p< 0.001 respectively . The data were analyzed with paired t-test for statistical significance . In conclusion, maternal oral hydration could be of therapeutic value in women with oligohydramnios.