If you are not full term yet, your doctor will monitor you and your levels very closely. My doctor told me early on that there was an alternative solution that we could do. Just thought I'd give you my story on what happened. At the beginning of the third trimester between weeks 24 and 28 , all women should get tested for gestational diabetes. Sometimes medicines like magnesium sulfate can help stop preterm labor and delay delivery. The doctors told me my contractions would get worse after they broke it but they didn't, with each contraction I lost more fluid and felt so much relief! Amniotic fluid is produced soon after the amniotic sac forms at about 12 days after conception.
She currently works as a medical writer, specializing in disease management and medication therapy. Always talk with your doctor about how you can lower your risk. It provides oxygen and nutrition for the growing fetus. I was having contractions every 2-3 minutes they were painful and sometimes just annoying. He's a year old now and getting much better and still remains on a feeding tube but that's why they said I had tons of fluid was because he was swallowing just not enough. If its not to much extra fluid you should be fine! As the baby grows he or she will move and tumble in the womb with the help of the amniotic fluid.
But now the swelling is so bad and so uncomfortable I don't know if I can make it that long. About 65 percent of cases of polyhydramnios are attributed to unknown causes. The rate of stillbirths increases with polyhydramnios as does caesarean deliveries. While women with oligohydramnios and polyhydramnios are at greater risk of preterm labour, C-sections and stillbirth, the majority of mothers have healthy babies. With improved intensive care nursery services, many preterm infants born in the third trimester after 28 weeks do very well. Certain medical procedures are used for temporarily increasing the amniotic fluid levels for managing the conditions associated with low fluid amounts.
The educational health content on What To Expect is to be up-to-date and in line with the latest evidence-based medical information and accepted health guidelines, including the medically reviewed What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff. What are the Functions of Amniotic Fluid? I knew swelling was normal in pregnancy but in retrospect I wish I would have pushed the subject or made the doctor aware of my swelling and other symptoms. Expecting moms with polyhydramnios often do not have symptoms, but severe cases may cause stomach pain or difficulty breathing because the uterus is applying pressure to the organs and lungs. I was also diagnosed with mild to medium polyhdramnios. I certainly hope he comes early though - I am stretched to the max! But Feeney was immediately put on modified bed rest and urged to drink lots of water to help build up her fluid. The fetus will be bottom or feet first known as breech presentation in about of full-term pregnancies. It can lead to life threatening complications such as severe neurological damage and even brain death.
I was induced at 37 weeks and when the doctor broke my water he informed me that there was alot of amniotic fluid. However, with the increase in screening over recent years, the effects of Rh factor implications have been reduced significantly. I'm high risk so I have ultrasounds every month. When I was researching the condition there were several things listed that could be wrong with the baby that cause this, but I'll tell ya I have a normal little 2 year old now! My baby girl was in the 34th percentile with no noticeable defects. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a doctor or other healthcare professional.
What are the risks to my baby? I had high fluid my last pregnancy. I was only 24 weeks along. Regular fundal height measurement can also help to ensure proper fetal growth and detect any change in the fluid levels. Hope that helped some Thank you guys for all the advice. The higher the level of fluid, the greater the likelihood of a congenital defect. Symptoms include: swelling of the extremities check , shallow breathing check , uncomfortableness check , excessive weigh gain check.
This is my 4th baby and i havent had this b4. He is healthy and doing great. In 65% of cases, it's idiopathic and they never know what causes it. Last updated: May 26, 2017 at 17:07 pm Compiled using information from the following sources: 1. Only in very rare, severe cases is treatment considered. These cases may require treatment to relieve symptoms and reduce the likelihood of preterm birth. The extra amniotic fluid may leak through the vagina in some rare cases.
About 50-60% of cases of polyhydramnios occur spontaneously and the cause is unknown. However, the doctor reviewing the images explained that my amniotic fluid measurement should be around 24 and it was 29. I'm really trying to make it to 28w before talking to them about draining it. This site is published by BabyCenter, L. My girls are now completely healthy and you would never know they were early.
My midwife skimmed over this, but it can be indicative of late stage gestational diabetes. They think this baby will too. I am 40 years old and just returned from my 32 week ultrasound. During pregnancy, amniotic fluid provides a cushion that protects the baby from injury and allows room for growth, movement and development. Then they did a medication called Procardia.