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WHAT IS THE ROLE OF AMNIOTIC FLUID?

Allows fetus to move freely withinamniotic cavity


Maintains intrauterine temperature


Protects developing fetus frominjury




AF is produced by umbilical cord,membranes, lungs, skin, and kidneys




Amount of AF reflects balancebetween AF production and removal

AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE SHOULD DO WHAT FOR THE FETUS?

Protect the fetus!

IF THERE IS AN AREA OF THE AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE IS INTERRUPTED, THE FETUS IS COMING INTO CONTACT WITH...?

Chorion and develop amniotic band syndrome