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Old Feb 10th, 2010, 18:28 PM   1
KamKol
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Do some women have more amniotic fluid inside them than others?


I'm asking because so many women have measured bigger and then been referred for a growth scan which showed baby is measuring normal.

I'm looking quite bigger than usual too...so just curious.



 
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Old Feb 10th, 2010, 18:36 PM   2
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I think size can depend on lots of factors apart from baby size, including length of the upper body, how toned the stomach muscles are, babies position, body shape, how compactly your carrying etc etc, but I imagine fluid can also be a factor as I've heard of there being sometimes too little fluid toward the end of pregnancy which needs to be monitored. I think there can be quite a variance in normal fluid levels but your midwife would refer the growth scan if she thought there was a chance that there could be something out of the ordinaryx



 
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Old Feb 10th, 2010, 19:04 PM   3
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On my growth scans it always says average for fluid, so think it does differ there xx



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2010, 05:42 AM   4
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I have a small bump but a fairly big baby. I had a scan the other day and only have two small pools of fluid. As long as it is in the limits of 'normal' it is fine. So yes some have more or less.



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2010, 07:14 AM   5
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I assume fluid levels differ. As you know I have a large bump but Baby H is measuring just fine and my fluid levels are normal. If I recall correctly, you're short too? My sonographer said yesterday it is very common for shorter women to have larger than 'normal' bumps and for everything to be fine.



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2010, 08:05 AM   6
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I have a lot of fluid although they still call it normal, buit in the higher level of normal. I have a sall bump and a large baby. My baby measures term and was 7lb a week by scan. My fundal height is 40 weeks as well.But we all carry different, all baby lay different , fluid can be different.



 
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Old Feb 11th, 2010, 08:12 AM   7
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Hi Hun,

I have more than average fluid, and my notes say 'Polyhydramnios' which basically means too much amniotic fluid. I do have gest diabetes though, and this can cause the high levels of fluid. It just means I am high risk of going into prem labour. At my last growth scan at 32 weeks, Bubs measured 5lb 1oz. Got another growth scan on Tuesday, so will see what the difference is then.

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Old Feb 11th, 2010, 11:01 AM   8
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Yep, fluid levels can differ. Even from day to day. They're measured based on centiles, same as bump growth and baby measurements xx



 
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