Pregnancy Complications

Low Amniotic Fluid

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QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
Both of my previous pregnancies were induced at term due to low fluid when measured by ultrasound.

Both babies were delivered naturally with no problems weighing 8.5 and 7.14 lbs They are now 2 and 5 and are beautiful and healthy.

I am now in the 30th week of my third pregnancy and the technician measured my placental fluid at +- 50 mm. I would like this baby to go full term, but realize there is a risk if the fluid goes lower. What is the generally accepted cut off before a baby should be induced?

Thank you for your time,
Melissa

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