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|Normal fluid levels may vary, but are usually considered an AFI of 5-25 centimeters or a fluid level of about 800-1000 mL.|
I had polyhydramnios with two of my pregnancies. It was fairly severe with my older son and not as severe with my younger son. Both of them were big babies (9,9 and 10,12), but I didn't have GD with either of them. I also measured 4-5 weeks ahead for most of the pregnancies and was fairly uncomfortable due to that. Other than having a few extra u/s to monitor the fluid levels and the babies, my midwife didn't really do anything differently because of the polyhydramnios.
In my case, at least, it turned out to be absolutely nothing. I just had high fluid levels (and when my water broke, it was a deluge!). Both boys were born on time and healthy, and are now completely healthy and normal at ages 4 and 2. They're still really big for their ages, leading me to think that's why they were so big at birth.
Try not to read too much online, as the worst case scenarios always pop up on Google and aren't helpful to read. Lots of people just have unexplained high fluid levels and it means nothing at all.