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Amniotic fluid surrounds your baby during pregnancy. Towards the end of pregnancy, the amount of collagen decreases in the chorion, the outer layer of the bag of water. Collagen is a fibrous connective tissue. It can be found in cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Collagen helps to strengthen the chorion
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Low Amniotic Fluid (Oligohydramnios)

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Amniotic Fluid Amniotic fluid surrounds your baby in the uterus. In the first trimester amniotic fluid is produced by the mom’s circulatory system and is primarily made up of water. After the first trimester, your baby will begin to breath and swallow amniotic fluid. This helps to support the development
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Stripping Membranes

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The amniotic sac or “bag of waters” is a double membrane in which a fetus develops within the uterus. The amniotic sac is fluid filled and helps keep the fetus safe from injury during pregnancy and allows room for movement. The amniotic sac is what ruptures when you hear someone say that their “water
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Too Much Amniotic Fluid (Polyhydramnios)

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A baby growing in its mother’s uterus is surrounded by a sac containing amniotic fluid, which serves several vital functions. The fluid protectively cushions the developing fetus, helps to prevent infection and maintain a constant temperature inside the womb, gives the baby room to move around, which
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