Published: 2021-02-24

A comparative study of intravenous hydration and amnioinfusion for IUGR associated with oligohydramnios in pregnant women and fetomaternal outcome

Garima Kumari


Background: Ultrasound assessment of amniotic fluid has significant implication in obstetric care and it has become an integral and important component of pregnancy assessment.

Methods: A prospective study done in all pregnant women (n=30) who had been diagnosed with oligohydromnios (with AFI<8 by Phelan’s method) by ultrasonography will be attending in obstetric gynecology department SMS Medical College, Jaipur will be selected according to inclusion or exclusion criteria (as per sample size) after written informed consent.

Results: Higher incidence of preterm delivery in the i.v. infusion group as compared to the amino acid group and difference was significant (p value <0.05). In amnioinfusion group 3 cases (20.0%) had LSCS and in i.v. infusion group 6 cases (40.0%) had delivered by LSCS. The distribution of delivery mode did not differ significantly across two intervention groups (p value >0.05). Significantly higher proportion of cases from amino acid group had larger birth weight and significantly higher proportion of cases from i.v. infusion group had smaller birth weight (p value <0.001).

Conclusions: This study points towards the use of intravenous hydration and amnioinfusion in increasing the liquor in oligohydramnios associated with IUGR and proves useful in reducing perinatal morbidity and mortality.


Amnioinfusion, Intravenous hydration, Oligohydramnios

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