Low fluid? Mandy Schlatterer Due March 27; 1 child; New Port Richey, Florida 1097 posts18th Jan '13
I told my doctor I want to go into labor naturally and not be induced like with my son, he said sure, as long as I don't have low fluid. I heard that midwives deliver naturally successfully like 98% of the time but my doctor said that like its common, the fact that he even brought it up.. Funny, I had low fluid with my son, induced at 39 weeks.. How often is low amniotic fluid true vs docs convenience and how can I know what to do and if its true so I can do things my planned way?
~Manda Panda +3 1/2~ 16 kids; Arkansas 39074 posts18th Jan '13
Quoting Mandy Schlatterer:" I told my doctor I want to go into labor naturally and not be induced like with my son, he said sure, ... [snip!] ... is low amniotic fluid true vs docs convenience and how can I know what to do and if its true so I can do things my planned way?"
I found out the fluid was low for us during a last minute u/s (I was dilated to 4-5 but baby would not drop so did u/s to make sure she was positioned correctly). I ended up being induced. I wanted natural too, but I didn't want to risk going too long with the fluid dropping. I suppose it could be monitored but depends on how comfortable the doc is with that. They can see the fluid level in an u/s and see if it is normal range or not.
I've learned that things don't always go exactly how we want for labor, sometimes you roll with the punches.
Elizabeth Gough 1 child; Oklahoma 293 posts21st Jan '13
If you need to be induced I would say let it happen. I did not want to be induced at all, I told my doctor I would wait till the last moment and give my little man a chance to make his way int the world on his own. Sadly I went back to my last appointment at 38 weeks and the little tiger had flipped head up with feet in my cervix :( So now I'm looking at a possible c-section which I had never even dreamed of. :( I wish that I had just let them induce when they wanted then I could at least be having a vaginal delivery. There is still a chance I am holding off praying he flips again but it's like a 2% chance. Good luck with everything. Hope you get what you want truly.