Post # 1
Has anyone ever been told to have slightly high levels of amniotic fluid before 32 weeks of pregnancy?
I just got back from my 27 weeks follow up. I needed this follow up because I have a low marginal placenta, which by the way still low. After I left my appointment, the nurse called me and told me that the doctor wants to follow up with me in a week, instead of 7 weeks, because of my slightly high levels of amniotic fluid. I was pretty much speechless when she called me back with this information, so I didnt ask numbers. I just made the appointment, hang up and called DH to cry.
Dr. G has so much information. Some of it says it can be treated as long as it is before 32 weeks and closely monitoring is necessary to check for any “abnormalities” or preterm labor, but some of it even talks about death, and of course this is freaking me out and scaring me even more.
Do you guys have any input? Anything would help. Thank you for your support.
Post # 3
@MrsR4ever: Oh hun, I don’t have any input/advice. I know they check to make sure you have enough fluid if you go past due, but I didn’t even know HIGH fluid was a thing! Just wanted to drop a line, send positive thoughts, and to wish you luck!
Post # 4
A friend of mine had this happen I think at 25-27 weeks and everything turned out fine! They just monitored her closely but now she has a healthy baby girl! FX for you mama.
Post # 5
@DaneLady: Thank you for your kind words. I had no idea this could even be a possibility either, so further along in pregnancy. I hope you are doing well 🙂
@figgnewton: Thank you! This gives me some reassuring that my LO is and could be just fine. I am glad your friend’s baby was a healthy one 🙂
Post # 6
@MrsR4ever: I didn’t even know this could be a thing, but definitely thinking about you. Stay away from Dr. G – no good will come out of that.
Post # 7
Labor and delivery nurse here….this can be a sign of abnormalities in the baby OR just a fluke. Do not worry yourself over it. That is what your doctor is for. Let them do the extra ultrasounds and monitoring. It may resolve on its own. Some people with polyhydraminios (extra fluid) have more contractions because the uterus is stretched farther. Just be aware of signs of preterm labor.
Post # 8
@MrsR4ever: DONT GOOGLE! That is my advice for anyone who has a medical ailment. Google will tell you the absolute worst!
Wait to hear what your doctor says, and go with his advice!
Post # 9
@MrsR4ever: <3 Thinking of you and little baby R and hoping that everything works out well. I’m sure it will!
Post # 10
@BOGB: thank you 🙂 I will def stay away from Dr. G until my next appointment. Thank you, lovie 🙂
@girlygirl885: Thank you for the reassurance. I will, at my next appointment, ask more questions to my doctor. Hopefully it is a fluke and if you dont mind me asking, are the abnormalities only digestive ones?
@weatherbug: I stopped googling. I promise 🙂 Thank you 🙂
@FreckledFox: You are always so sweet and supportive. Thank you for your well wishes :))))
Post # 11
No experience or advice with this, just popping in as a fellow May momma to say thinking about you and I’m sure all will be well. 🙂 It sounds like they are being cautious and paying attention by bringing you back in just a week.
Post # 12
Yes, Google is bad. I had the opposite problem, lower fluids and Google stressed me out.
I’m sure everything will be just fine! 🙂
Post # 13
@MrsR4ever: I bet doc is just being extra cautious, which is good! Best to be sure everything is fine! Sending lots of good thoughts and vibes your way! Stay away from Google! 😉
Post # 14
I also have polyhydramnios, though they didn’t find it until 32 weeks. Basically, most of the time there’s no identifiable cause for it. There’s an increased risk for some complications, like cord prolapse or placental abruption. If your levels are only “slightly” elevated, there may not be much to worry about. I’ve read from lots of women who had polyhydramnios and were fine and had healthy births/babies. I’ve just found it to be super uncomfortable being this big and full of fluid! Let us know what your doc says, but mine hasn’t seemed concerned at all.
Post # 15
hugs! I didn’t know this was a thing either. I’m sure now that they know about it they will be keeping a close eye on you and baby, which is the best possible thing. The way I think? – I ‘d be grateful I had to go in for another ultrasound (in your case to check the placenta) – because otherwise they wouldn’t know you have this! I think you are definitely in the best possible hands now and I’m sure your pregnancy and little baby R will be just fine 🙂
Post # 16
@MrsR4ever: Sending positive thoughts your way due date twin!