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Hydramnios is a condition during pregnancy characterized by too much amniotic fluid. It is also known as amniotic fluid disorder or polyhydramnios.
The mother of these twins had hydramnios (amniotic fluid disorder), a condition that occurs in about 1–4% of pregnancies, more frequently with twins or multiple births. The amniotic sac, filled with fluid, surrounds the fetus, forming a protective cushion. The fetus moves around in the amniotic fluid and even “breathes” the liquid, which helps its lungs develop. If there is too much or too little fluid, however, the fetus or fetuses may not grow normally.19th c
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Preeclampsia is marked by the development of high blood pressure and protein in the urine after the 20th week of pregnancy. Women with preeclampsia and gestational hypertension exhibit insulin resistance during pregnancy, independent of obesity and glucose intolerance.