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01/04/2013 at 18:05
I had a growth scan last week and the sonographer noticed my amniotic fluid was measuring on the low side. I saw the consultant and its dropped more than expected but only to the base line. She asked if my waters had gone at all, which as far as I know the haven't , I would know wouldn't I?
Anyway I've got another scan to check my fluid levels tomorrow morning. Wondered if anyone had had this and what might happen if they are low still? I got the impression they would induce me?
01/04/2013 at 21:48
Just bumping to catch the evening posters..
01/04/2013 at 21:55
no experience but I didn't feel my waters go, one minute they were then and when the midwife checked later on they were gone, I assume they must've gone when I went for a wee, I'm guessing if they got too low then they would have to induce to especially to reduce risk of infection
01/04/2013 at 21:56
My amniotic fluid levels dropped in my 1st pregnancy, as they were above the baseline, I was monitored but no action was taken and C was 9 days late. I guess they'd induce if they thought the baby was in any danger. As it happened, when my waters went in my 1st pregnancy, it was more of a constant drip and I do wonder if I was 'leaking' without noticing.
01/04/2013 at 22:41
My waters are at 5th centile which is low, I think they induce if they suspect baby is in distress or for possible infection, I'm yet to find out as they are also monitoring a problem with my placenta. I didn't feel my waters go or anything but from what I've learnt they can leak slowly or low levels can be caused by issues with the placenta. Early delivery is on the table though.
01/04/2013 at 22:47
That's interesting I guess I thought I'd be able to tell. But then if they are slowly leaking maybe not. Thanks all , I guess I will just have to see what they say in the morning.
02/04/2013 at 01:09
Let us know how you get on, you're due soon now so early induction wouldn't be too bad I'm sure. x
02/04/2013 at 08:17
Hope the appointment goes ok
02/04/2013 at 09:57
Hope all goes ok at the appointment Bea x
02/04/2013 at 20:37
Thanks all. Sorry for delay had family round this afternoon after scan.
Anyway all is ok fluid is back on the right level now after the dip so they think it was just a blip *phew*
Been discharged from consultant now so just have to wait for baby to make appearance.
Thanks again x
02/04/2013 at 20:38
Glad to hear all is fine x
02/04/2013 at 22:42
Excellent ! X
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