(Closed) Low amniotic fluid

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

My friend at work is due the week after me so she’s about 34 weeks. She’s had low fluid since around 31 weeks (just like her first pregnancy a few years ago). She has to get monitoring twice a week (ultrasounds and non stress tests) to keep an eye on it. If the fluid gets too low, then they need to deliver the baby early. Did the doctor say how low? I don’t believe you drinking extra water will make any difference. Some women have extra fluid, some have less. I don’t believe you can control it. It is quite common, though.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Oh OK. I didn’t realize that drinking fluids did help. Well that is good! Maybe there are different types of this problem? In my friend/co-worker’s case, it is not related to drinking fluids. Just a problem her body has with keeping enough amniotic fluid available. But in your case, perhaps just drinking extra water will help then! So do you go back to have it checked later this week?

 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

How far along are you?  A coworker of mine went to her 36 week appointment, was told that her amniotic fluid was low, and was induced because of it the very same day.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hey there! I was not told anything about fluids but i am drinking alot of extra just in case. I was able to buy myself a day but if Bridal Party is high and fluid is low this afternoon i will be induced as well. I am 40 weeks and 4 days though at least. Good luck Roxy!!!!!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

When I had my last ultrasound, the tech told me that the measuring of the fluid is VERY subjective.  They are basically measuring how much extra room your baby has in the womb at different points.  Of course when the baby moves or you move slighltly, the measurement is going to change.  I think it’s great that they will continue with followup ultrasounds and with a doctor you are comfortable with.  It does not sound as though yours are dangerous low or anything. Hopefully what I wrote will put you at least a little bit at ease until your appointment tomorrow. Good luck!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@roxy821:  If the fluid gets dangerously low, they will induce right away so that is why it is good to get monitoring. When will you get checked again? As I said yesterday, my co-worker is checked twice a week to monitor her fluid. If it gets too low, they’ll take the baby right away. Luckily, in her first pregnancy and so far with this one, she’s doing fine. It’s on the lower side, but not dangerously low so she’s fine to keep going. Hopefully, you’ll be the same! 🙂

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@roxy821:  Looks like I was writing my above post while you were writing yours above, too. So I’m glad you are going tomorrow to see your OB. That’s good. Try not to worry. It is common to have lower fluid and yours was still in the normal range at least. You just need extra monitoring to keep an eye on it. I bet everything will be fine! Let us know tomorrow what your doc says. 🙂

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