Hello I'm looking for some info about this from real people who have experianced it or know about it.
I had my anomaly scan at 19 weeks and the found my afi to only be 7. No other abnormalities were seen at this stage and the consultant did see 2 kidneys. It was hard for them to see everything with the reduced fluid.
I've read on the Internet that drinking more can help increase it but then I've also found articles saying this only helps in the third trimester.
I'm in limbo till my next scan Tuesday and don't know what to think or do.
It could be nothing, baby just might have had a drink but not weed.
My fluid was low at 20 weeks but then normal at 21 weeks. It then got lower until kidneys were echogenic at 28 weeks and it turned out Ellie had polycystic kidney disease. This is really rare, my husband and I are carriers. However, like I said, this is highly unlikely.
I was found to have low fluid at 22 weeks after going in with reduced movement. I ended up going into hospital every other day for scans and heart rate traces. I didn't find drinking more helped, others say it does. Guess its different for everyone. By the time Joshua was delivered by c section at 34 weeks 3 of the pockets were empty and the last had 1cm of fluid. Which is why they chose to deliver as it was affecting his growth as well. Sadly Joshua passed at 13 hours, they think he had a rare genetic syndrome.
If you're leaking fluid they normally recommend bed rest. If its still low at your next scan, or dropping, I imagine they'll get you in for more scans at regular intervals to see what's happening. After being through the 1st, 2nd and 3rd tri forums, I remember a lot of cases of low fluid. 9 times out of 10 everything was fine by the next scan so try not to worry too much xx
Thank you ladies.
I'm not leaking any fluid that I'm aware of and I have been trying to pay attention to be sure.
I'm so sorry lexi but thank you for sharing your angels story.
I don't have much movement really so that concernes me even tho I know the hearts beating away.
May I ask how low your waters were and if you know at what level a baby can survive and gain some good lung function? X
Hi hun, hope ur scan went well. Just wana let u knw that i went thru hell last year wen i actually broke my waters at 17 weeks and my baby had no water round her at all. I was constantly leaking and did so for 13 weeks. Drs told me there was no hope for my baby and that she wont have anynlungs due to the time at which i lost the water because thats when lungs start to develop. However my babys heart was always beating and i could always feel her hiccups. She was born at 29 weeks and fought for her life and with Gods will MADE IT! she has a fantastic pair of lungs! so jus dont worry urself over what negative studf anyone says. And as u r not leaking thats defo a big poistive. I wish you luck and i hope this has helped. Remember, where thers life thers hope...
Thanks for the positive story trustallah.
My scan still showed low amniotic fluid but the consultant still didn't see any abnormality with the baby so they are going to keep an eye on the growth and fluid.
I have another scan booked for 2 weeks. He has put the largest pool as 50mm on my notes rather than an AFI index like last time.
I asked about lung function and he said as long as baby has some fluid it would be fine x
Have you been officially diagnosed with Oligohydramnios now? I wouldn't worry too much lovely my waters broke at 14 weeks and my AFI was 1.3cm. It hovered usually at 3cm but there were rare instances when it got to 12cm!
They only measure the 4 corners of the womb for amniotic fluid, there may be a large pocket in the middle that you don't know about. Rest and drink plenty of fluids, but try not to be too worried. I would say 7cm is pretty good as where I live 8cm is considered borderline Oligoydramnios. Baby is obviously able to wee and replenish the fluid.
Hope your next scan goes well, your doctor should keep a close eye on you know which is a good thing
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