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Old Apr 4th, 2009, 19:32 PM   1
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Stressing after scan, small head and reduced amniotic fluid*update pg2 relief*


Hi there
I had a scan today and basically it was fine (17 weeks sexing scan, because my hospital doesn't tell you the sex at a 20 week scan).

The sonographer and doctor explained to me that the head is measuring small and this needs to be kept an eye on at 20 weeks. Also that there is reduced amniotic fluid, which again needs to be monitored at the 20 week scan.

I don't know what this means for the baby and how dangerous is it? and what can happen? Has anyone got any experience of this?
I'm totally stressing on what should be a magical day!
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Old Apr 4th, 2009, 19:49 PM   2
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I had my 20 weeks scan at 18 weeks and they said i had reduced amniotic fluid and they just scanned me weekly and by the time i was 20 weeks it was normal. They said sometimes it just the position baby lays in that they cant get an accurate measurement of the fluid, also my baby has measured small almost all the way through my pregnancy and still is measuring small but they told me not to worry about it to much and they just keeping a close eye on me but if your really concerned you can always ring your midwife or consultant if you got one. Im sure everything will be fine for you



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Old Apr 5th, 2009, 04:15 AM   3
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Thanks so much, that's very reassuring.
I shouldn't look in the internet - I've just read some stuff on reduced amniotic fluid and it's like a horror story.
Very glad it can correct itself and let's hope that happens when I get my 20 week scan!
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Old Apr 5th, 2009, 04:56 AM   4
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nothing to suggest hun but just try not to worry to much, hard I know, but if you start stressing come on here and have a good ole rant



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Old Apr 5th, 2009, 05:55 AM   5
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aww hunni am sure its nothing to worry about. the amniotic fluid continues to replenish itself and you may mind come your 20 week scan there is more. i shouldnt worry too much about the head circumference either. they go on an average size and as you know babies all come in different shapes and sizes might just be that you carry small babies or that your baby hasnt had a growth spurt just yet and will do in a few days and his/her head will be measuring closer to the average iykwim.

anyways try not to worry too much easier said then done i know. and stay away from google i DEMAND it! googling it will only worry you further! x



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2009, 06:03 AM   6
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Drink loads i was advised 1 pint of water every 2~3 hrs x



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2009, 06:04 AM   7
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Too much information can really be a bad thing, so I agree.... step away from Google!

If you are still worrying, can you call your midwife for some clarification? She will be able to put your mind at rest.

Are you going to share the result of the gender part of the scan? Lets have the exciting news!!



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2009, 06:11 AM   8
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Just spoke to a midwife, who was reluctant to talk to me because I'm under 20 weeks (I couldn't get through to my named midwife).
Anyway, she suggested making an appointment to see my midwife tomorrow and she will decide if they want to scan me again sooner than 20 weeks and if I need a doctor allocated to me.

Gender in a sec...



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2009, 06:19 AM   9
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Soooo, we're having a little baby girl!!!!
I'm soooooooooooooooooooo happy about it - and I can paint the nursery lilac!!!
(of the house we don't have yet, hehehehe)

Thanks for all your support ladies, realy appreciate it - and google is no longer my friend, I'm stepping away from google!!!!



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2009, 06:43 AM   10
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Congratulations and I am pleased you are able to see your midwife tomorrow - I hope it all goes well!



 
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