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What does it mean to have a lot of amniotic fluid? LucyGray 1 child; Colorado 186 posts
14th Oct '10

I'm 36 weeks, almost 37 and during my US today my doctor said I had a little more fluid than normal, what does that mean?

The wh**e of Babylon 1 child; Harrison, Ohio 0 posts
14th Oct '10

Nothing to worry about, I had like twice the amount of amniotic fluid that's considered average. ultrasound tech said it just gives her more room to move around, you only need to worry if you don't have enough.

MommyandNurseX3 {EBF} +1 4 kids; Indianapolis, Indiana 510 posts
14th Oct '10

Don't think it's anything to worry about, I had lots of fluid too. After they broke my water and I gushed everywhere, when my last daughter came out so did a huge gush, went all over the doctor and the floor. I was giggled (which prob didnt help the gush).

ToriPaige[FFMB] TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Carbondale, IL, United States 3097 posts
14th Oct '10

Well I know when I had my baby prematurely, the specialist dr. asked if anyone had ever told me I had too much amniotic fluid because I was actually leaking it for a few months. So I guess in some cases, it could cause you to leak or your water break early if theres too much in there.

thechelseamonster 2 kids; Colorado 29568 posts
14th Oct '10

not to worry you, since in most cases it's absolutely nothing, but sometimes there can be a blockage at the stomach or a problem with the bladder/ kidneys.
but like i said, it's usually nothing, so don't worry. :)

Stephloveslynden Due August 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 24423 posts
14th Oct '10

If you have too much amniotic fluid it can cause preterm labor. It also caused extra contractions and uterine discomfort. Plenty of women have it with no issues, especially later in pregnancy. I happen to have had a lot of issues with it.

Abbey & Ethan ((EBFB)) Due December 10; 2 kids; New Hampshire 23067 posts
14th Oct '10

It could be something or it could be nothing. Being as youre so late in your pregnancy its probably nothing they wouldnt have picked up on earlier scans if there were a serious issue. they may just monitor you more closely. just take it easy and rest. more fluid means more pressure.

I had poyhydramnios. Which is diagnosed too much fluid. There was nothing wrong. We got weekly ultrasounds and two NST appts a week.

LucyGray 1 child; Colorado 186 posts
14th Oct '10

I'm not worried about it I was just wondering why/how it happens! Thank you though :)

Stephloveslynden Due August 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 24423 posts
14th Oct '10
Quoting LucyGray:
Abbey & Ethan ((EBFB)) Due December 10; 2 kids; New Hampshire 23067 posts
14th Oct '10
Quoting Steph+Alice+Caroline:
Stephloveslynden Due August 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 24423 posts
14th Oct '10
Quoting Her Mama {NMOA}:
Abbey & Ethan ((EBFB)) Due December 10; 2 kids; New Hampshire 23067 posts
14th Oct '10
Quoting Steph+Alice+Caroline:
Lindie (blissed out) 2 kids; Australia 12462 posts
14th Oct '10

I had lots of amniotic fluid, and it got very uncomfortable in the end. As my OB said all it means is 'If my bag breaks I'll know it!'.



My waters broke before I went into labour and it was a huge gush, I thought the bag had torn completely but it actually was only just leaking - but because there was so much fluid it just kept gushing out.

Abbey & Ethan ((EBFB)) Due December 10; 2 kids; New Hampshire 23067 posts
14th Oct '10
Quoting Lind ✿:
Stephloveslynden Due August 2 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 24423 posts
14th Oct '10
Quoting Her Mama {NMOA}: