3rd Trimester

Any experience with low fluid?

I was hoping you could just share your experience with me, please.

I had to spend 24 hours in L&D last week bc my toddler gave me a pretty severe (though totally, completely unintentional) kick to the belly.  They did an u/s to check for placental abruption and, while my placenta looked fine, they discovered that my fluid level was at 8.1.  The peri said that anything over 8 is considered "ok" but that she really wants to see it over 10.  I know that dehydration could have been a contributing factor to a low reading, but it also seems somewhat unlikely as I had had 2 bags of IV fluid by that point.  My blood pressure has been great and I don't have any of the other predisposing factors for low fluid.  I'll have a follow up AFI on Thursday to see if it's still low, and I'm trying my best not to worry until then.  I just would like to hear from some other moms who have had similar experiences.

Missed m/c discovered 3/15/12 at 8w2d: "Henry."
imageimage

Jack 04/29/10 dairy, peanut and seasonal allergies; Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism
Rhys 01/25/13 Peanut and tree nut allergy, MSPI
Lilypie - (cF7R) Lilypie - (Phka)



Re: Any experience with low fluid?

  • my AFI is at an 8, they give me an ultrasound once a week to check on it. It usually goes up and down. That is normal. They said if it keeps going down then they will be worried. But the lowest mine has gone is to an 8. 8 is concidered low normal. You will be fine, drink lots of water and see if that will help. 
  • They told me the same thing.  Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!  The thing is that I already drink well over a gallon of water each day (I keep track bc I have a lot of BH).  I'm drinking even more water now and hoping  it helps.
    Missed m/c discovered 3/15/12 at 8w2d: "Henry."
    imageimage

    Jack 04/29/10 dairy, peanut and seasonal allergies; Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism
    Rhys 01/25/13 Peanut and tree nut allergy, MSPI
    Lilypie - (cF7R) Lilypie - (Phka)



  • I had a low AFI during the last month with my first.  It was in the 6 range, then 7, then 8(not considered low at this point).  All I did was drink more water.  I was nervous they were going to tell me not to workout (as this was my job over the summer and I also had GD so it really helped my numbers) but they told me that bed rest wasn't going to change anything.  Just more water did the trick. 
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • Yup, I was induced because of low fluid levels (around a 4 with my oldest DD). That being said I was almost 42 weeks. However, I was being checked every other day (i was living and working in manhattan at the time so it wasn't nearly as annoying as it sounds).

    I hovered around a 6 for the last 6 weeks of my pregnancy. I remember being monitored and I was at 5 and they gave me that looked, then the baby peed and boom, i was over it enough to keep going. 

    All I was told was to keep drinking water. As you move along farther in your pregnancy they will keep monitoring you. Good luck! The resting advice is always interesting since I see that you have a toddler. Not so realistic. 

    Pregnancy Ticker Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards