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Old May 16th, 2017, 10:55 AM   1
MemmaJ
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Oligohydramnious


I've been diagnosed with this today at 34+5. The fluid volume was normal just last week but today is drastically reduced (below 5th% centile).

Doppler/placental flow was normal and baby's measurements appear normal, so I've got to go back in a couple of days to be scanned by someone else (a specialist), to double-check it all incase some of the measurements today were a bit off.

Just interested to hear people's experiences with oligohydramnious - what was the management/outcome for you?
I'm feeling really gutted as I had a lovely waterbirth last time, after going into labour myself at 37+4, and really wanted the same again this time



 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 12:23 PM   2
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I wouldn't panic yet. Depending the way baby was laying its easy for them to think you have low fluid. Also depends on the person that did the ultrasound, so many factors. Its like with weight of baby it can be off by 2 pounds. I had lots of ultrasounds last pregnancy with the same dr. He told me not to panic unless it was consistently low. Drink lots of water and try not to panic (easier said than done I know)



 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 12:41 PM   3
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Last week they could see plenty of fluid around the baby so just measured the deepest visible pool as there were lots of them...
This week they could hardly see any fluid at all, so did a 4-quadrant split-screen analysis and could only find one pocket of fluid in all 4 quadrants.
The doctor said this is a much more accurate way of doing it, and has much less of a margin for error than just measuring the 'deepest pool' which can be affected by things like baby's position.
I get the impression that the re-scan in a couple of days is more to verify the baby's measurements rather than the fluid volume, as she said they're more likely to be 'subjective' than the fluid measurement, with the technique that was used to measure that today.



 
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