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Now I'm super worried! Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
20th May '13

I had a NST and AFI today, and the ultrasound tech said that my fluid was a little high, so I asked her what that meant and if it was bad she said that if my fluid was 25 cm or over it was cause for concern, mine was 20 or 21 cm. I googled it because she said that since it was a little borderline that the doc should probably order a bio and growth and that he should have done it sooner and be doing it every month, but he hasn't done them in 2 months now. They also said last week that his feet were quite big for a 35 weeker it was 3 inches long, but that may be genetics due to my hubby wearing a size 15 I'm not supervised either. What does really concern me, when I looked up high fluid levels is that it could mean the baby has a defect that causes them difficulty swallowing, my hubby's cousin was born with a cleft palate which was one listed in the info. Does this mean my son is at risk for cleft palate? And how worried should I be about possibly having Polyhydramnios?

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8412 posts
20th May '13

They normally check for cleft pallet at ultrasounds... but it could be possible. And as for the other thing idk what that is, so... idk... but it wouldn't hurt to talk to them about it.

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
20th May '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" They normally check for cleft pallet at ultrasounds... but it could be possible. And as for the other thing idk what that is, so... idk... but it wouldn't hurt to talk to them about it. "


Its a condition during pregnancy where the amniotic fluid is too high, she said that it is common with gestational diabetes.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8412 posts
20th May '13
Quoting Moon*Siren:" Its a condition during pregnancy where the amniotic fluid is too high, she said that it is common with gestational diabetes."


Ohh okay... idk how worried you should be, but it wouldn't hurt to ask about it... good luck to you mama. ♥

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
20th May '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" Ohh okay... idk how worried you should be, but it wouldn't hurt to ask about it... good luck to you mama. ♥"


Thanks hun, I have an appointment with my doc the 23rd so I will talk to him about it.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8412 posts
20th May '13
Quoting Moon*Siren:" Thanks hun, I have an appointment with my doc the 23rd so I will talk to him about it."


Not a problem. :-) let me know what he says. I really hope baby doesn't end up with cleft pallet... my brother was born with that... (dad had no pallet) they should be able to see it on ultrasound, that's about the first thing they checked at all My later ultrasounds with both boys. Again good luck :-)

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
20th May '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" Not a problem. :-) let me know what he says. I really hope baby doesn't end up with cleft pallet... ... [snip!] ... see it on ultrasound, that's about the first thing they checked at all My later ultrasounds with both boys. Again good luck :-)"


Yeah, my husbands first cousin had a cleft pallet and they say its more common in boys. When I had the 4D ultrasound his lips looked fine, but there is internal clefts too. Thanks again sweetie and I will keep you posted for sure.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8412 posts
20th May '13
Quoting Moon*Siren:" Yeah, my husbands first cousin had a cleft pallet and they say its more common in boys. When I had the ... [snip!] ... ultrasound his lips looked fine, but there is internal clefts too. Thanks again sweetie and I will keep you posted for sure. "


Yeah that is true. You can have cleft pallet without the cleft/hair lip, but its not too common. And its no problem. I'll be lookin for updates :wink:

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
20th May '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" Yeah that is true. You can have cleft pallet without the cleft/hair lip, but its not too common. And its no problem. I'll be lookin for updates :wink:"


Thanks hun, I appreciate your concern. :)

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8412 posts
20th May '13
Quoting Moon*Siren:" Thanks hun, I appreciate your concern. :)"


Yw :-)

Wanted: #2 Due August 26; 33 kids; Illinois 4726 posts
20th May '13

I am not a 100% sure about everything that can cause polyhydramnios. I just know in most cases they don't know what causes it. I had it very severely with my son and he is super healthy. Try not to worry. My doctor wasnt concerned, he did however ask me to come into the hospital ASAP when my water broke due to increased risk of cord prolapse.

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
21st May '13
Quoting Wanted: #2:" I am not a 100% sure about everything that can cause polyhydramnios. I just know in most cases they don't ... [snip!] ... concerned, he did however ask me to come into the hospital ASAP when my water broke due to increased risk of cord prolapse."


I read it could cause cord prolapse too, I hope everything will be fine and he will hold out until the induction to give him more time to bake lol, or at least hold off til 38 and a half wks would be nice too.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
21st May '13

You have gestational diabetes right? If so that is more than likely the reason. Diabetics tend to have higher fluid I did with both my pregnancies (I am type one). The baby could have peed right before the ultrasound as well.



lol do not go on google it will drive you nuts what they will be concerned with is the fact that having a higher fluid level could mean the cord will come down before the baby so if your water breaks lay on your back and call for an ambulance. or quickly get in your car and recline your passenger side seat and let someone else drive.

Moon*Siren 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Williamstown, Kentucky 2136 posts
21st May '13
Quoting IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M):" You have gestational diabetes right? If so that is more than likely the reason. Diabetics tend to have ... [snip!] ... back and call for an ambulance. or quickly get in your car and recline your passenger side seat and let someone else drive."

Yes, I'm gestational diabetic. I will do that hun thank you, yes Google does drive you crazy but I wanted more info that they didn't give me lol, probably not the best idea and should be patient til my next appt.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
21st May '13
Quoting Moon*Siren:" Yes, I'm gestational diabetic. I will do that hun thank you, yes Google does drive you crazy but I wanted ... [snip!] ... crazy but I wanted more info that they didn't give me lol, probably not the best idea and should be patient til my next appt. "


lol I did the same thing when I was told I had high fluid and I went into my next OB appointment scared to death and the doctor ended up laughing at me and telling me everything was fine. It was funny when I had my emergency C-section my high volume of water caused there to be a lot of pressure and when the doctor cut into the sac it squirted out and drenched the resident. poor guy looked like he peed him self.