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Q&A: What Is Polyhydramnios?

What is polyhydramnios?

Polyhydramnios is when there's too much amniotic fluid around baby. Diabetic moms-to-be could be at higher risk for it, and it could also be a sign baby isn't swallowing properly. Usually, polyhydramnios isn't cause for concern, and treatment isn't necessary. But if you have it, your doctor will watch you closely since the excess fluid could make your uterus contract and cause preterm labor.