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Old 04-29-2012, 03:29 PM   #11
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Re: Low Amniotic Fluid

I did a search and found this article that links to some studies, most of it seems to say that low fluid by itself is meaningless and nothing to worry about.


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Re: Low Amniotic Fluid

Originally Posted by wordmama View Post
Hugstress - just think of it this way: worst case scenario is probably that they'll just deliver you early as a precaution. Keep up the good work on the water intake. Hopefully it'll show some positive results at your next scan. I know the paranoia that follows multiple losses.

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Initially I was very concerned because at times baby's with low amniotic fluid have issues with limb development, lung development or kidneys. Thankfully all has checked out well, though! Hopefully at absolute worst I am delivering early.

Originally Posted by bluedaisyma View Post
maybe drink some coconut water as well? or electrolyte water? This isn't the same at all, but I have a kidney disease and the fastest way to prevent a UTI that I feel coming on is to drink water with the PURE packets added. It's like propel, but I stopped drinking propel when they started using aspartame.

For the swelling people, try eating watermelon. Last pregnancy, eating watermelon and taking baths with epsom salts made an enormous difference. Also my DH would massage my ankles and legs and that helped the fluid. You can also go neck deep in a pool 30 min or more every other day!
We were grocery shopping yesterday and I remembered your response and bought a big 'ol watermelon. I need to stop buy our co-op for some coconut water to kind of give me a treat from all this water and nothing else.

Originally Posted by OrangeBananas View Post
Hudson was born early due to low fluids and IUGR, he was born at 35 weeks though, and only needed a cannula to help him a little bit. I hope you get some good news soon!
Thank you!

Originally Posted by jaelynsmommy61607 View Post
Do you know the exact number? I had low fluid with both of mine. DD her numbers were dropping slowly. So staying the same instead if decreasing is good! When she hit 5 they decided it was time to induce. I was 36w 6d. Then with DS I had an ultrasound at 39 weeks and his fluid was 1. They schedule my csection 8 hours later. I'm hoping its not an issue this time. My midwife isn't concerned about it but I asked that we check. So I'll be having a 36 week US.
The first visit they noticed it I think my level was at a 7.34 the second visit was a 6.40, and the third(today) 6.50.
Originally Posted by tinams8 View Post
I did a search and found this article that links to some studies, most of it seems to say that low fluid by itself is meaningless and nothing to worry about.
Thank you, this gives me some relief. I was very worried initially, and I still am of course but I feel a bit better hearing all the positive stories etc.

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Thank you, Kelsey!

I apologize for the delayed response. I usually surf DS from my APP and it doesn't multi quote, or at least not in an easy way.

I saw a specialist at maternal-fetal health today and thankfully everything on the ultrasound looks great and she's growing perfectly. Other than being constantly thirsty I am feeling just fine. I'll be going for weekly visits to the specialist as well as my regular doctor to monitor. I have been instructed to drink like a fish and stay off my feet as much as possible. Hubby went out and stocked up on tons of gallon water so I can easily refill my water bottle and stay on track.

Thanks for all thanks for all the kind words! I'll update if there is any real change.
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