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Old Nov 6th, 2011, 15:13 PM   11
katy1310
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Hoping LO stays inside a while longer!

My amniotic fluid was low but I was diagnosed with pre eclampsia at 25+3 - my BP had been very high and was continuing to creep up, and there was protein in my urine samples. I was admitted at 26+5 and Sophie was delivered at 27 weeks exactly.

The neonatal journey was long and tough, but she's now 19.5 months and perfect in every way. If you need to talk to anyone about the emotional side of having a premature baby - or any other aspect of it - please pm me. xxxx



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2011, 22:49 PM   12
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Hi ladies,

Low amniotic fluid can be very stressful. My waters broke at 22 weeks and I was told I would likely go into labour in 48 hours, if not in the few weeks following. I was put on bedrest and joined a support group on facebook for preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM). Lots of lovely ladies, stories of hope and survival against odds. Was a lifesaver for me. Join the closed group (rather than the open one) so your posts aren't broadcast to the world.

I had my baby at 36 weeks after a full rupture (rather than my leak). So I hung on for an amazing 14 weeks. It happens to many of us. stay positive, drinks lots of water, rest, don't lift, don't bathe, swim etc (to avoid infection) and keep clean.

I saw all the stats and while noone ever wants a preemie, I did the countdown to viability (when this started my baby was too young to survive), watched the rates increase week by week and somehow managed to avoid NICU and special care..... pretty amazing as I had been fully prepared for the journey.

Best of luck ladies, it is stressful, but stay positive. Miracles happen all the time and you may hang on a lot longer than you or anyone expects.



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Hi ladies,

Low amniotic fluid can be very stressful. My waters broke at 22 weeks and I was told I would likely go into labour in 48 hours, if not in the few weeks following. I was put on bedrest and joined a support group on facebook for preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM). Lots of lovely ladies, stories of hope and survival against odds. Was a lifesaver for me. Join the closed group (rather than the open one) so your posts aren't broadcast to the world.

I had my baby at 36 weeks after a full rupture (rather than my leak). So I hung on for an amazing 14 weeks. It happens to many of us. stay positive, drinks lots of water, rest, don't lift, don't bathe, swim etc (to avoid infection) and keep clean.

I saw all the stats and while noone ever wants a preemie, I did the countdown to viability (when this started my baby was too young to survive), watched the rates increase week by week and somehow managed to avoid NICU and special care..... pretty amazing as I had been fully prepared for the journey.

Best of luck ladies, it is stressful, but stay positive. Miracles happen all the time and you may hang on a lot longer than you or anyone expects.



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Old Nov 7th, 2011, 09:41 AM   14
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Hi ladies ,

Thank u all for your thoughts and prayers. I am currently 30+3. My ticker went out sometime all week and I can't seem to fix it. My AFI level is now 0 I went into labor about 26 hours ago after some very heavy bleeding. They have given me a shot to stop my contractions, but it has not been working. I havealso been put pb antibiotics and mag sulfate. I will have another cycle of steroids. I will probably have a c section very soon after. I am very scared and haven't stopped crying for days

Good luck ladies!



 
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Old Nov 7th, 2011, 12:07 PM   15
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Ugh! I am so sorry to hear that! I was hoping things were going well for you, but doesn't sound like it. I can't believe you have been in labor, is it very painful? How dilated are you? The fact that you have had the time to give LO the steroid shots is a very positive step. Also 30+3 is very good these days with all of the medical advances, etc. I know it doesn't feel "good", trust me, I know, but I just mean good compared to 6 weeks ago, or 4 weeks ago, etc. I can only imagine how scary it is to be there right now, I wish you still had a chance of hanging on for a few more weeks but I know your LO is a fighter! I just realized we both had multiple failed IUIs and got pregnant on our first IVF cycles. What a coincidence! Our babies are true miracles to start, and your LO will fight and will make it through this, I know it! I just think, for whatever reason, it just didn't get to be easy for you Well, as you can, please keep us updated...you and LO are in my prayers...



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2011, 08:42 AM   16
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babyfever,
I hope things at the hospital are going well, but I know it must be so hard. I hope some of the inspirational stories of preemies have connected with you. After reading some of their stories, i really believe in miracles.



 
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Hi babyfever. So sorry to hear your story so far. I hope things are going well at the moment. All the best xxx



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Old Nov 8th, 2011, 11:33 AM   18
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I've just been diagnosed with low amniotic fluid. The reading was 7.2. The dr asked if I had been leaking any fluid and I said no. But I've just remembered that at work yesterday and on Sunday my knickers had gotten wet. Could this be leaking amniotic fluid? Im 32 weeks.



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I've just been diagnosed with low amniotic fluid. The reading was 7.2. The dr asked if I had been leaking any fluid and I said no. But I've just remembered that at work yesterday and on Sunday my knickers had gotten wet. Could this be leaking amniotic fluid? Im 32 weeks.
I've been wondering the same thing since I was diagnosed. Every discharge seems questionable! I have an appointment tomorrow and I'm going to ask that they check for leaking just to be safe.

Have they given you any instruction for increasing your fluids?



 
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I've just been diagnosed with low amniotic fluid. The reading was 7.2. The dr asked if I had been leaking any fluid and I said no. But I've just remembered that at work yesterday and on Sunday my knickers had gotten wet. Could this be leaking amniotic fluid? Im 32 weeks.
I've been wondering the same thing since I was diagnosed. Every discharge seems questionable! I have an appointment tomorrow and I'm going to ask that they check for leaking just to be safe.

Have they given you any instruction for increasing your fluids?
Hi! The wondering was getting too much, I called maternity triage and they asked me to come in. the dr just did a speculum test and she said she couldn't see any fluid. Phew! Good luck with your test tomorrow.
Oh, I asked her if drinking more water would help and she said no. In fact she said there is nothing I can do. They believe it could be due to a problem with my placenta.
I saw your 26 weeks, how are you getting on?



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