A Breakdown of the Components That Make up Amniotic Fluid

Simon Whistler gave a quick breakdown of the components that make up amniotic fluid and its various purposes in an interesting episode of his informative series Today I Found Out.

Amniotic fluid begins to form almost as soon as implantation of the egg occurs. Growing in volume at a rate faster than the embryo at first, the initial water in the fluid comes from the mother’s blood plasma.