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LOW AMNIOTIC fLUID!!!!!! Cj Larck 19 kids; Mansfield, Ohio 35 posts
20th Jan '13

OK so thursday I went to the docs to have my 21 week ultrasound. Well everything was going fine till they told me the doc wanted to see me right away. So I wait for the doc to come in. He comes in and tells me that my amniotic fluid is really low and that the baby is only measuring 15 weeks gestation. So they sent meto OSU that same day. The docs there told me the same thing and that basically there was nothing they could do. They suggested termination but me and my husband dont want to do that. We dont want to give up already. So Idk what to do. this is my first pregnancy and Im so afraid Im ganna lose it. I have cried everyday since thursday for hours because Ifeel so helpless like there is nothing i can do to help the baby grow ........

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
20th Jan '13

i'm so sorry you're going through this. i have never had a issue like this, but it must be tough to have the dr's suggesting termination. but if you're going to keep going, then keep going and try to be as positive as you can. i don't know what else to say. i hope things work out for you!

ThreeLittleBirds Due August 28; 3 kids; Pueblo West, CO, United States 955 posts
status 20th Jan '13

You have to do what you think is right. They're probably concerned about the effects of IUGR on your baby.

Cj Larck 19 kids; Mansfield, Ohio 35 posts
20th Jan '13

Its like they dont even want to try anything. or to find a cause as to y my amniotic fluid is so low. Im not leaking at all

ThreeLittleBirds Due August 28; 3 kids; Pueblo West, CO, United States 955 posts
status 20th Jan '13

Very early in pregnancy you can up your water intake or get an IV at hospital to.increase fluid but unfortunately at certain points there is no way to increase your fluid levels.

Mommy to munchkin 17 kids; Bandera, Texas 1229 posts
20th Jan '13

Its sad but some drs wont do anything esp if you are only 20 weeks because the baby isnt considered viable. Maybe try upping your water intake and see if that helps. Good Luck momma

Jennifer Bolen Due April 16 (boy); Oregon 189 posts
20th Jan '13

Sounds scary OP but I'm gonna tell you what happened to me. With my 2nd pregnancy I lost 25 pounds and couldn't get back to my pre-pregnancy weight by 20 weeks. They told me my baby was probably going to be malnurished and that I also had low amniotic fluid. They said I should think about terminating the pregnancy if I couldn't get back up to my pre- pregnancy weight and I didn't get up to that weight I gained 13 of it back I didn't terminate and we prepared for a small baby. The doctors said 4-5 pounds is all she would weigh. Well come delivery day I went to be induced my water broke on its own I had TONS of aminotic fluid it gushed the nurse was like theses doctors have no idea what they're talking about. A few hours later I delivered a 7' 12" healthy baby girl:) She's 7 now and I couldn't imagine life without her. So bottom line drinks tons of fluid, eat the amount of daily calories you should even splurge on some junk food. If you exercise do something like swimming, or yoga. Start trying to to pack on some weight and always have a water bottle with you and pray for the best! Hope my expierence helps having your first baby is scary and then when they start telling you all of these things all you're going to do is stress. Well try not to and just focus on being healthy!

Jane.Doe. Fukushima, Japan 2805 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting Jennifer Bolen:" Sounds scary OP but I'm gonna tell you what happened to me. With my 2nd pregnancy I lost 25 pounds and ... [snip!] ... they start telling you all of these things all you're going to do is stress. Well try not to and just focus on being healthy!"


This!! Thank you for sharing your story Jennifer, it is truly inspirational!



Drink lots of water and eat as much watermelon as you can :) Keep up your weight as much as you can, avoid a lot of physical and strenuous activities and I'm told lying on the left side can help but I'm not sure why.

JOJO&DANI 2 kids; Nebraska 2475 posts
20th Jan '13

Sorry to hear that but get a second or 3Rd opinion from doctors maybe ur doc is scared n has no experiance like others are saying drink lots of water and eat alot gain wut you need all for the babys sake n think positive take ur vitamins and try shakes

Cj Larck 19 kids; Mansfield, Ohio 35 posts
20th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennifer Bolen:</b>" Sounds scary OP but I'm gonna tell you what happened to me. With my 2nd pregnancy I lost 25 pounds and ... [snip!] ... they start telling you all of these things all you're going to do is stress. Well try not to and just focus on being healthy!"</blockquote>




Thank you very much for sharing your story. It has helped me feel a little bit better. Im trying to stay positive and getting plenty of water.

Jennifer Bolen Due April 16 (boy); Oregon 189 posts
20th Jan '13

Thank you very much for sharing your story. It has helped me feel a little bit better. Im trying to stay positive and getting plenty of water.



I'm glad I could help! I remember how I felt it wasn't good, but like I said she's here and completely healthy:) She's the blondie on the right!



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Jane.Doe. Fukushima, Japan 2805 posts
21st Jan '13

Awwww!!! Your girls are gorgeous!

Jennifer Bolen Due April 16 (boy); Oregon 189 posts
21st Jan '13

Thank you!