Concerned Low Amniotic Fluid Is This Dangerous

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Skyla - October 20

I just went for my 20wk ultrasound and it came back saying that my amniotic fluid had decreased a bit. The doctor is booking me another ultra sound at the hospital to recheck it. I'm worried now, but really I am not even sure what that could mean. The doc office said that it's nothing to worry about some women have to much or to little fluid. Does anyone have advise? Has this happened to anyone (I was told it is quite common)? Is there anything I can do to bring that level up? Help


Beth - October 20

I would a__sume staying hydrated, drinking lots of water would be important but I reall yhave no clue, good luck!


Mandi - October 20

I don't think there is anything you can personally do to help out this condition. Fortunately, I am addicted to these baby shows on Discovery Health Channel, and watched a show about just this matter. In the case where there is too much fluid, or one needs fluid withdrawn for medical testing, an amniocentesis is performed. On the other hand, a mother was late in her pregnancy and still testing a little low on her fluid level, so they just put fluid in rather than taking the fluid out. I am not sure what this process is called...maybe amnioinfussion (???). You might want to do some reading on it though. I am sure the level is such that they just want to keep an eye on it at the moment. So, most important is to keep yourself well, and be hydrated....the last thing your little one needs is a stressed out mommy. I know early in my pregnancy (at my first US) they actually said my little guy had to much fluid...turns out that it corrected itself, like many of the problems they see with those ultrasounds. I wish you the best of luck.


Mandi - October 20

Here is a little something I just found on google. "Amnioinfusion—ie, the instillation of a solution into the pregnant uterine cavity before delivery—is a useful treatment for certain intrapartum problems. It is a common procedure; one survey of American teaching hospitals published in 1995 revealed that amnioinfusion was used in 96% of the responding centers, and that 3% to 4% of all women delivering at those inst_tutions received amnioinfusion." I hope this helps to ease your mind about the process. But more than likely they will not even have to resort to this technique.


Mandi - October 20

So I promise I am done bothering you after this post....but I know how upsetting it can be when you just don't understand what is going on...I found this on this site. Check out the link below. The condition is called Oligohydramnios, and you can read about it there.



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