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Old Feb 2nd, 2013, 22:46 PM   1
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Low Amniotic Fluid at 34 Weeks


Hi ladies so I went to labor and delivery tonight because I had decreased fetal movement, thankfully the babies heart rate is good and is probably just lazy. Ever since 20 weeks I have had borderline Low Amniotic Fluid, so when the nurse did a sono she said it's 5.29. She called my doctor and he want's to see my Monday. I just saw him Friday and he didn't care about the fluid being low and was in and out the room in 5 minutes. Anyone else have a similar experience? I am worried that the baby won't develop fully because of the Low Amniotic Fluid.



 
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Old Feb 2nd, 2013, 23:25 PM   2
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Hi OP,

With my son an ultrasound detected low amniotic fluid at 34 weeks. I was told to come in for another ultrasound 5 days later at the start of 35 weeks. I saw my Dr in between and she was very nonchalant and unconcerned. After the follow up ultrasound though, I was sent upstairs for a non-stress test where a series of staff came in and finally a doctor who advised they wanted me to be induced same day due to the fluid levels.

It was a big shock for me so just be aware it can happen. After 3 failed induction attempts I had a c-section the first day of my 36 week. My son was perfect! No problems, a healthy 6lbs 11oz.

So all I can suggest is be prepared one way or the other, but take comfort that 34 and 35 weeks are not terrible development-wise.




 
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Hi OP,

With my son an ultrasound detected low amniotic fluid at 34 weeks. I was told to come in for another ultrasound 5 days later at the start of 35 weeks. I saw my Dr in between and she was very nonchalant and unconcerned. After the follow up ultrasound though, I was sent upstairs for a non-stress test where a series of staff came in and finally a doctor who advised they wanted me to be induced same day due to the fluid levels.

It was a big shock for me so just be aware it can happen. After 3 failed induction attempts I had a c-section the first day of my 36 week. My son was perfect! No problems, a healthy 6lbs 11oz.

So all I can suggest is be prepared one way or the other, but take comfort that 34 and 35 weeks are not terrible development-wise.


I truly appreciate your response!! I know that 34 weeks is ok for her to be born, but I wish my doctor would not rush me through these sonos. Now he seems concerned after I went to the hospital tonight. I am prepared, I know anything can happen and I will make sure I have my hospital bag ready.



 
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 02:56 AM   4
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Hi I've been told I have reduced fluid too I'm being re scanned on Wednesday when ill be 32+1 I'm really worried - hopefully all will be ok!



 
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 09:55 AM   5
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Hi I've been told I have reduced fluid too I'm being re scanned on Wednesday when ill be 32+1 I'm really worried - hopefully all will be ok!
I hope so to! my doctor acted like it was ok, but when I google 5.29 its considered low and anything 5 and under most doctors induce. I just want to make sure my baby is developing correctly.



 
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 10:35 AM   6
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Fx all ok for both of us!! Keep in touch!

I'm currently sat on a monitor in hosp as hadn't felt much today but he sprang to life when attached to monitor - made me look like a liar lol!! Got to have an internal to check waters are not leaking then will send me home...

Interesting that they are not too worried yet like you everything I read us not good :/ good luck Hun x



 
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 15:38 PM   7
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Fx all ok for both of us!! Keep in touch!

I'm currently sat on a monitor in hosp as hadn't felt much today but he sprang to life when attached to monitor - made me look like a liar lol!! Got to have an internal to check waters are not leaking then will send me home...

Interesting that they are not too worried yet like you everything I read us not good :/ good luck Hun x
She did the same to me last night when I was hooked on the monitor lol! I had the internal exam done and it hurt really bad and the lady gave me a rude remark saying how did you get pregnant? so rude I think the pregnancy is making me sensitive with exams.



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 02:52 AM   8
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Definately it hurt like hell! I think because everything is swollen and engourged with blood it makes it so much more sensitive.

When is your next appointment? I have a scan Wednesday to see what fluid levels are doing fx they are better or at least the same not worse.

Hope your feeling ok!



 
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