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third trimester amnio Chicken Nugget Power Due February 25; 3 kids; Louisiana 328 posts
4th Feb '13

I'll be 37 weeks tomorrow and my doc wants me to have an amnio done Wednesday. They would like to check fetal lung maturity. I really don't want to go through this and don't think it is necessary st this point. Has anyone dealt with this and can share their experiences? Was it painful and how w soon did you deliver afterward?

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
4th Feb '13

Is there a specific reason your doc wants to do this? Normally, they don't just test for lung maturity unless there's a need to, such as preterm labor, or if it seems as if your baby NEEDS to be delivered.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13675 posts
4th Feb '13

I was supposed to have one done but it got cancelled, however I did have two friends that got theirs done (pregnancy complications) and they both came back inconclusive.

Chicken Nugget Power Due February 25; 3 kids; Louisiana 328 posts
4th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting PurpleBama582:</b>" Is there a specific reason your doc wants to do this? Normally, they don't just test for lung maturity ... [snip!] ... test for lung maturity unless there's a need to, such as preterm labor, or if it seems as if your baby NEEDS to be delivered. "</blockquote>




At the suggestion of my cardiologist, they'd like to go ahead and induce. I'm havin complications from my graves disease etc. My ob didn't mention athing art my last appt, I just happened to receive a call from the guys scheduling it. All they could tell me is due to lung maturity check.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
4th Feb '13

We had one done to decide if delivery at 37 weeks would be safe. I'd had an extremely complicated pregnancy and delivery was discussed literally weekly from 27 weeks on, on the basis that if they could just get her out alive, she could be monitored (there's a thread giving more details in my profile if you feel you need them.)



It was determined because of this amnio that her lungs were not yet ready but would be soon - It can give an approximate number of days needed to mature. We waited a few days (delivery was originally scheduled for Aug 17th and was rescheduled for Aug 21st based on the test) and delivered.



It hurt some but wasn't painful, it caused no problems. It was the second amnio we had that pregnancy - the first being for genetics.

Chicken Nugget Power Due February 25; 3 kids; Louisiana 328 posts
4th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Let the rain fall:</b>" I was supposed to have one done but it got cancelled, however I did have two friends that got theirs done (pregnancy complications) and they both came back inconclusive."</blockquote>




I wish they'd cancel mine!! I only have about three weeks left. If end up hospitalized again, then in fine with induction etc. If not I'd rather wait till mu baby's ready to come on his own

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting Chicken Nugget Power:" <blockquote><b>Quoting PurpleBama582:</b>" Is there a specific reason your doc wants ... [snip!] ... last appt, I just happened to receive a call from the guys scheduling it. All they could tell me is due to lung maturity check."


Aah. That makes sense. I have had, not an amnio per se, but amniotic fluid drawn out, and that's not what sends you into labor. It doesn't hurt really. Good luck to you!

Mason&Chloe'sMama Due April 20; 1 child; Kansas 522 posts
4th Feb '13

It doesn't hurt, it just feels weird. I had two done for the same reason.

Chicken Nugget Power Due February 25; 3 kids; Louisiana 328 posts
4th Feb '13

Thanks for the info!! I just wish I could escape this pregnancy without any more procedures or interventions...

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" Aah. That makes sense. I have had, not an amnio per se, but amniotic fluid drawn out, and that's not what sends you into labor. It doesn't hurt really. Good luck to you!"

Having amniotic fluid drawn out IS an amnio....

BonnieBlaine&Connor 34 kids; Maine 37 posts
6th Feb '13

I had one with my DS when he was 35 weeks and he was delivered at 36 weeks.. It felt like getting a shot but it wasn't too bad. They checked it for the lung development for him as well because I had complications with my BP and preeclampsia. Good luck!!