Abnormally low (oligohydramnios) or high (polyhydramnios) amounts of amniotic fluid are associated with poor fetal outcomes. Identification of infants with low amniotic fluid index can aid in the decision for early intervention. The amount of amniotic fluid increases then declines over the course of pregnancy, so that the week of gestation needs to be known for accurate interpretation.

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