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Normal AFL level at week 30 weeks.

By Anonymous December 17, 2011 - 10:39pm
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What is the normal range of AFL (Amniotic fluid level) at 30 weeks?
Mine is 9.44 cm, my doctormentioned that I have a mild Oligohydramnios .
Is there is anything to worry about?

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No problem! 

Have a safe pregnancy,


December 19, 2011 - 4:23am
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Thanks for the reply Rosa.

Knowing my AFL levels are with in the normal range, Iam relaxed now.
But wondering why my doc said that I have mild Oligohydramnios !!
In any case I am hydrating myself with lot of water, hope that will help.

thanks again...

December 18, 2011 - 8:49pm

Hi Anon,

Thanks for posting.

Oligohydramnios is the condition of having too little amniotic fluid. Doctors can measure the amount of fluid through a few different methods, most commonly through amniotic fluid index (AFI) evaluation or deep pocket measurements. If an AFI shows a fluid level of less than 5 centimeters (or less than the 5th percentile), the absence of a fluid pocket 2-3 cm in depth, or a fluid volume of less than 500mL at 32-36 weeks gestation, then a diagnosis of oligohydramnios would be suspected. About 8% of pregnant women can have low levels of amniotic fluid, with about 4% being diagnosed with oligohydramnios. It can occur at any time during pregnancy, but it is most common during the last trimester. If a woman is past her due date by two weeks or more, she may be at risk for low amniotic fluid levels since fluids can decrease by half once she reaches 42 weeks gestation. Oligohydramnios can cause complications in about 12% of pregnancies that go past 41 weeks.

For causes and ways to treat Oligohydramnios, please read the information here: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancycomplications/lowamnioticfluidoligohydramnios.htm

Wishing you the best!


December 18, 2011 - 7:07am
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