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21/07/2013 at 13:55
Hope everyone's well.. I went for a 4d scan last Saturday (13th) which had been re-booked from the previous Friday (5th) as the sonographer couldn't get any decent views of the baby as s/he had his-her head burried in the placenta and hands and legs all over the place. When we went back on the 13th the sonographer said there were 2 reasons they couldn't get much.. One was that I have an anteior placed placenta (not a problem generally, just gets in the way for viewing!) and the second being that the fluid levels around the baby seem to be at the lower end of normal - Apparantly 'normal' is 5cm-25cm and the levels around my Blobby were at aprrox 8cm from her measurements but she said this wasn't anything to worry about as cause for concern is generally 5cm or less. I then had an antenatal on Thursday (18th) and mentioned it to my midwife.. Before my appointment continued and before she even spoke to me about it she was straight on the phone to the hospital to arrange a consultant-opinion appointment for me for this coming Monday (22nd). Once she'd arranged that she then went on to explain that low fluid levels could indicate a problem with Blobby's growth and the usual cause for that would be pre-eclampsia which isn't the case for me as thankfully my BP is spot on. She said it could just be one of those things and it's best just to get it checked out but worst case scenario, if there is something wrong, i'll be monitored and Bobby could potentially have to come early.
So, my question is (now that i've rambled on! Sorry! lol) has anyone else experienced this? If so what, potentially, should I expect when I go for my 'consultant opinion' appointment on Monday? I don't want to worry myself just yet because there may be nothing wrong at all and it may just be one of those things and on the other hand if there is something wrong worrying won't change a thing so either way it's pontless
Any experiences would be greatly appreciated (good or bad! ) Thanks xxx
21/07/2013 at 14:02
I didn't have to have an app at the hosp but my levels were low at my 25 week 4d scan but by the time I delivered at 38 weeks they were fine, I was full of water as was massive but dd was only tiddly, they went all over the floor of the delivery room and mw had to put sheets down lol x
21/07/2013 at 18:35
Lol LH86! My mum said she burst all over the midwife when they had to break her waters with me!! I forgot to say i'm now 29+1.. Not sure if that makes a difference.. But it's reassuring to know the levels can increase because when I asked my MW if there's anything I can do to make it better or if there's anything I could be doing to make it worse she just said that if it's linked to the growth of the baby (intrauterine growth retardation) then the best thing for it is rest to which I just laughed! Thanks again for your reply LH86 xxx
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