Dr Tusneem Haider, Dr Muhammad Yaseen, Dr Muhammad Zaeem Naeem
Introduction: Polyhydramnios refers to an excessive volume of amniotic fluid. It has been associated with an increased risk of various adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preterm birth, placental abruption, and fetal anomalies. Objectives: The main objective of the study is to analyse the congenital malformation in singleton pregnancies complicated with polyhydramnios. Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Azra Naheed Medical College during January 2019 to December 2019. A proper history, general physical examination, and routine investigation were carried out. Results: There were 39 pregnant ladies with amniotic fluid index (AFI) of >25cm during the study period. One of the pregnant ladies with history of cardiac disease was excluded from the study. A total of 38 pregnant ladies with polyhydramnios were included for statistical analysis. Mean age of the pregnant ladies was 28.8±6.3 years. Polyhydramnios was categorized as mild (AFI: 25.1-30 cm), moderate (AFI: 30.1-35 cm) and severe. Conclusion: It is concluded that it is very important to recognize polyhydramnios, because of its contribution to the development of malformations in the fetus.