At my 20 week ultrasound, I was told the the baby's fluid level was extremely low. I was referred to a specialist whom I saw yesterday. The whole outlook she was telling me has scared the Hell out of me; still birth, birth defects, and extremely early delivery... Has anyone else had this issue and carried relatively long after the diagnoses? I'm looking for those that have had low fluid in EARLY pregnancy, not those close to term. Thank you!
Answer by mommy11260 at 11:50 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
Answer by BobbieJo286 at 11:23 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
No idea, but, I posted some links for you to read and research.
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:25 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
Mine was less than 5%. He was born at 28 weeks, so full term. But he was a low birth weight baby. Meaning he was not developed inside, his kidneys, his liver, keeping up his blood sugar, he also had acid reflux and aspirated during feeding. He was in the nicu for 8 weeks and basically needed time to grow. He is a healthy little boy now. Well not so little he's almost 7.
Answer by momentofpeace at 11:25 AM on Aug. 19, 2010
I'm so sorry. I haven't had this condition but I had a high risk pregnancy and spent most of the time in the hospital from about 24 weeks. I went 36 weeks and my baby ended up having developmental delays, low IQ, problems with his teeth, and some other problems that may have been related to my pregnancy.
I took a birth defects course in grad school taught by a famous expert and I learned about low amniotic fluid. There are treatments. If it looks like your baby is in trouble they can add fluid by amniocentisis or give you IVs.
Answer by Gailll at 11:30 AM on Aug. 19, 2010