Medscape article – Requires creating an account to read the full report: Oligohydramnios at Term: A Case Report.


While error exists in simply determining the AFI, studies also show that the AFI is a poor predictor of perinatal outcome.[1,6,11] In women who have idiopathic oligohydramnios without other obstetric complications, there is no increase in adverse perinatal outcomes when compared to women who do not have oligohydramnios.[14] Although a low AFI does not reliably detect adverse pregnancy outcomes, it may lead to an increase in obstetric interventions without improving neonatal or maternal outcomes.