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I know u/s is notoriously inaccurate for baby size, but is not too bad at estimating fluid.
They divide the uterus into four quadrants, and measure the largest pockets of fluid, and that gives them a general good idea of how much you have. A good level of amniotic fluid can be anywhere between 5 and 25 AFI (amniotic fluid index), but even a little more (MILD polyhydramnios) is not seen as a problem, so you don't need to worry that they'll come up with a 27 and freak out. Mine measures at 27, and my doctor barely mentioned it!
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Welcome to baby Fiona with a giant omphalocele, 6/17/10!