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XP: A couple of curveballs at my last U/S

On Friday during my 36 week ultrasound I found out baby is breech and my amniotic fluid level is abnormally low. Doctor is concerned my placenta is not working optimally and that the low fluid level may cause fetal distress. I am so relieved that LO is doing just fine. He aced the stress test and everything checks out.


I am pretty much on modified bed rest at this point - no work, no exercise, no chores, no errands. I have to go in twice a week for an ultrasound and stress test. I'm already going stir crazy.

If I can successfully get my fluid level to a 10 and keep it there, we can talk about an external version to try to achieve the natural vaginal birth I had been hoping for.

Needless to say, I'm very disappointed by the fact that my chances for a natural birth have decreased significantly, but I am still hopeful, as I do have a few weeks left as long as LO continues to exhibit no signs of distress.



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Re: XP: A couple of curveballs at my last U/S

  • Are you drinking enough water? That can make a big difference.
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  • I thought I was. I'm now drinking about 5 liters per day to try to get the fluid up.


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  • Water water water! Don't feel too discouraged just yet, there is still time for things to change. GL

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  • I believe I've read that soaking in a bath everyday will help with fluid level, too.  It can't hurt to try.  Good luck!
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  • imagehilwithonelary:
    I believe I've read that soaking in a bath everyday will help with fluid level, too.  It can't hurt to try.  Good luck!

    Yes!  Try this.  May help, can't hurt.

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  • Hi, I was in your Bradley class and noticed the both of you from your picture.  I'm sorry to hear about whats going on but don't get discouraged.  There is still time for baby to turn and just drink a ton of water to get your fluid levels back up.  Visualize, think positive thoughts, and like you said the most important thing is that baby is healthy.  Good luck and I hope things turn around for you.
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  • Thanks so much for the encouragement. My next appt is in an hour - fingers crossed I'm at a 10!


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