I had my 34 week growth U/S yesterday and everything looked good, but the ultrasound tech told me that while the amniotic fluid is still in the safe zone, its on the low side of it. She told me to drink lots of water and that it should increase. Afterward I spoke to my doctor and he said he wanted me to come back next week for another scan just to monitor if it had changed, but meanwhile to guzzle fluids. That low fluid is often due to dehydration (unless I felt that I had been leaking, which I don't).
I know I probably haven't been drinking enough. I have had HORRENDOUS GERD/acid reflux since the beginning of my second trimester. At this point I pretty much associate all food and drink with feeling completely awful. I force myself to eat because I know I have to, but literally anything I ingest makes me absolutely miserable. The acid causes me to throw up (which obviously isn't helping with hydration) and gives me a chronic cough which has lead to incontinence and literally keeps me up all night. I haven't been consciously avoiding fluids, but I know I probably haven't reached for my water as often as I should. Don't get me wrong, I have still been drinking lol and at my last scan the fluid was fine, but lately the temperature has gotten into the high 90s where I live so I think that may have put me over the edge a little.
Anyway, has anyone been able to increase their amniotic fluid just by significantly increasing their fluid intake? I was told that if its not increased next week that I will have to go back every week for an U/S until delivery.
Me: 30 DH:30
No kids yet
DH: Diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in 12/15 resulting in right orchiectomy &one round of BEP chemo. Banked sperm prior to treatment. Not enough in storage to risk on IUI so encouraged to go right to IVF w/ICSI.
Together since 2001. Married 10/2013
10/24/16 - Began stims (menopur & gonal f) for 1st round of IVF on high responder antagonist protocol.
11/5/16 - Lupron trigger.
11/7/16 - 13 eggs retrieved; 8 mature; 5 fertilized
11/12/16 - 5 day ET of 1 hatching embryo
Beta scheduled for 11/28!
Due July 31