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Old Jan 11th, 2012, 18:31 PM   1
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Low Amniotic fluid @ 36 weeks


I went to the doctors office today and after a quick sono I was told that my fluid was 7cm. Last week it was 15cm. She wants me to come back on Friday to check again to see if it decreases anymore if so then I will have my c-section then instead of Feb. 1st.

Anyone out there have experience with this? Did they induce you or have a c-section early because of it and How did your babies do afterwards?



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 07:53 AM   2
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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 08:19 AM   3
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I don't know hun but didn't want to R&R... hope all goes okay let us know how it goes tomorrow! xxx



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 08:40 AM   4
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I had my baby 2 weeks ago due to reduced fluid (as well as static growth caused by the fluid loss). I was 35+6 when I had him. We were advised to have a section as he was so young. I desperately wanted a natural birth, but I understood a the obgyn decision to not induce as my body would not have been ready for birth, and all that stress of induction on the baby probably would have led to me having a section anyways.
Baby is doing max is doing perfectly fine. He weighs 4lb6oz, has been keeping his own temperature up and has been breast feeding too.

My fluid was reduced to 2.5 cm and we were told anything as low as 4.8 cm is considered a normal level.

Fingers crossed your fluid isn't any lower, but that said, if you are delivered early don't worry, you and baby will do just fine. These babies have got more fight in them than we give them credit for

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I had my baby 2 weeks ago due to reduced fluid (as well as static growth caused by the fluid loss). I was 35+6 when I had him. We were advised to have a section as he was so young. I desperately wanted a natural birth, but I understood a the obgyn decision to not induce as my body would not have been ready for birth, and all that stress of induction on the baby probably would have led to me having a section anyways.
Baby is doing max is doing perfectly fine. He weighs 4lb6oz, has been keeping his own temperature up and has been breast feeding too.

My fluid was reduced to 2.5 cm and we were told anything as low as 4.8 cm is considered a normal level.

Fingers crossed your fluid isn't any lower, but that said, if you are delivered early don't worry, you and baby will do just fine. These babies have got more fight in them than we give them credit for

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Was he in the NICU at all or did he go home with you straight away?



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 12:13 PM   6
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He went to nicu for only 20 mind just for a quick once over and a whiff of oxygen, by then I was out of theatre. They put him on transitional care which means he was able to stay with me and the paeds came to us to do his obs. We were discharged from hospital together after 2 days.

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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 12:17 PM   7
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7cm is perfectly fine, trust me!

My waters broke at 14 weeks. At my lowest the afi was 1.3cm. It never went above 15cm and was usually always 3cm.

My waters rehealed at 24 weeks thankfully but I had low fluid until the end. I gave birth at 40+3

If they continue to grow then they won't induced, the problem starts when baby stops growing.



 
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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 12:26 PM   8
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I had a scan today due to having a bicornuate uterus and my fluid only measured 3.5. The consultant said it was low but he didn't seem to bothered, I'm just back in 4 weeks to check on everything again. My case may be slightly different though as baby is already starting to run out of room due to my odd shaped uterus! X
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Old Jan 12th, 2012, 12:42 PM   9
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My fluids were down to 8cm at 25 weeks and I was put on bed rest for 3 weeks with weekly monitoring. Got my AFL back up to around 14cm by drinking TONS of water (gallon a day) and staying off my feet as much as possible.

Since then, I've been freed from bed rest and my belly continues to measure on target. I haven't had an US since 28 weeks, but will have one in less than 2 weeks. I'll be close to 38 weeks by that point and am mentally preparing myself for an early delivery based on that scan.

Basically, I would say drink tons of water and rest. The good news is that your baby is SO CLOSE to full term and hopefully you can make it the extra week. i'm sure everything will turn out ok!



 
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