Oligoamnios and Perinatal Outcome

  • Sandhyasri Panda
  • M. Jayalakshmi
  • G. Shashi Kumari
  • G. Mahalakshmi
  • Y. Srujan
  • V. Anusha
Original Article



We aimed at evaluating the predictive value of amniotic fluid index ≤5 on perinatal outcome in terms of effect on cardiotocography, mode of delivery, meconium in liquor, birth weight, fetal distress, APGAR score at birth and neonatal admission to ICU.


This is a prospective study of 308 antenatal women admitted to labor ward of MIMS during February 2014–December 2015 with gestational ages between 34 and 41 weeks. All women enrolled were subjected to history taking, examination, AFI estimation and compared between those with AFI ≤5 from rest.


The non-reactive CTG, cesarean section rate due to fetal distress, low birth weight, APGAR score <7 and NICU admission were significantly high among those with oligoamnios than the control group.


Oligoamnios has a significant correlation with adverse perinatal outcome.


Oligoamnios AFI Perinatal outcome 



We thank all expectant mothers who participated in this study, all colleagues, all postgraduate students in the Department of OBGYN who cooperated in making the study and the management for encouragement. We specially thank Dr. Y. Roja Ramani, Asst Prof of Pharmacology, MKCG Medical College, for her relentless help in statistical analysis for the study.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

All the authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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© Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OBGYNMIMSVizianagaramIndia

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