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💦 Amniotic Fluid💦⠀

Updated: Sep 27, 2019

During pregnancy, your baby is surrounded by salty fluid called amniotic fluid. It protects, acts as a shock absorber for the baby, maintains baby’s temperature and allows baby to move freely and easily in the womb. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know that your pregnant body will continue to make amniotic fluid, replenishing every 3-4 HOURS 🤯. Sometimes you can see the baby actually drinking the fluid when you have a scan. The baby will pee in the water which is then passed through to the mum and passed in her urine. Therefore it is really important that you keep hydrated when pregnant in order to assist the continuous production of amniotic fluid. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When your baby is born, there is usually about a litre / a litre and a half around the baby. The fluid is held in by a membrane around the baby. As the baby gets ready to be born, the pressure of the baby’s head may lead to the membrane releasing and letting some of the amniotic fluid out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some babies are born intact in the sac. Incredible. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 @kauailife⠀⠀⠀⠀


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