What is amniotic fluid?

  • Amniotic fluid is what’s in the sac that surrounds your growing baby.
  • It cushions your baby to keep him/her safe (if you fall, it will ease the blow).
  • It prevents the umbilical cord from getting crushed, which would restrict oxygen to your baby.
  • It helps keep a constant temperature in the womb.
  • Protects against infection.
  • Allows your baby to move around so its bones and muscles grow the right way.