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February 20th, 2013, 06:57 AM
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Anyone have any experience with this?

I had an ultrasound yesterday at 35w and 5 days because I was measuring 3 weeks ahead. When they did the ultrasound baby is measuring in the 85th percentile but I was also diagnosed with high fluid levels. They didn't tell me how high but I thought I saw a little over 25cm which is just above the high level. However, I was just googling away and read a lot of stuff that I did not like at all.

They said baby looked great and was estimated at 6lbs 14oz.
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February 20th, 2013, 07:41 AM
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I didn't realize high fluid level was bad. I had to be checked with my daughter bc I was late and they said my levels were high and that was good.
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February 20th, 2013, 09:45 AM
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I didn't either until I googled it.

Said that high fluid levels could mean genetic issues with the baby. Placenta abruption and the cord coming first if your water breaks. Now I am sure these are the worst case scenarios but now its got me nervous.
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February 20th, 2013, 12:03 PM
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I have no personal experience with it, but my cousin had high amniotic fluid (level at 23). She delievered her baby at 37 weeks 1 day, and she is perfectly fine.

They couldn't give her a reason why her levels were high, but it didn't cause anything bad. My cousin said when her water broke there was a ton of it though!
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February 21st, 2013, 06:44 AM
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I have extremely high fluid levels as well. Found out about 3 weeks ago. As of a week ago it was at an API of 34, which is off the charts. It "can" be caused by problems with the baby, but it can also happen for no real reason at all. Try not to worry too much. Keep up with your kick counts, as it's harder to feel them. I've learned this the hard way.

This is really stressful and scary, and I know exactly why mine is high: diabetes.

The polyhydramnios puts you at risk of going into labor, and several other complications, but just like all other issues, most likely everything will be ok. My doctors have me watching my diet very carefully to keep it from getting worse, and being more vigilant than usual about the kick counts. If you don't feel movement like you should be, call the OB.
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February 21st, 2013, 08:48 AM
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I dont post much here but I have polyhydramnios. Highest my fluid got was 30cm and at last check it was 23cm. I'm also a nicu nurse so as my Ob and fetal specialist will say i know too much! But 25% of women with polyhydramnios have GD. I do not. And then 65% of the time it's idiopathic meaning no real cause. And the rest it can be a defect of swallowing, bowel obstruction or bladder/kidney issues. Typically if it's any of those they would suspect it on the ultrasound.
Also there are some theories of it meaning a big baby. With my dd I was borderline with fluid levels of 22-24 and she was 9lbs 12oz. They think I'm gearing up for another big baby so that's why my levels are higher again. Also eventhough 25 is typically the cut off my specialist said he wouldn't get concerned unless levels were over 40. And his concern was more with complications like pre term labor, prolapsed cord etc. an I've already been told if my water breaks at home they want either myself or my DH to check to see if we can feel a cord. If we do to put my butt in the air and call 911.

Sorry this was so long!! But I would be fairly confident that everything will be fine! Odds are in our favor!
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February 21st, 2013, 09:54 AM
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Thank you so much ladies. I have never heard of this so I am so glad that I could get advice/knowledge from you. I don't have GD either so they really don't have a reason for me to have high fluids either.
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February 21st, 2013, 02:08 PM
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Hope you all don't mind that I'm popping in from the May DDC . I just had my 28wk appointment today and was told I have a bit of excess fluid as well, though they didn't diagnose me with anything specific. They did an impromptu u/s today after noticing my belly was measuring larger than expected again (it was large my last appointment, too), and that's when they found out that I had extra fluid as well as my baby currently measuring just under 2wks ahead of schedule. I, too, made the mistake of googling things and didn't like what I found either =/. The doc I saw mainly suggested that I try to watch my carb intake since the extra fluid could be a sign that I have or am at higher risk for gestational diabetes despite having normal results on my glucose test that I just took yesterday. I was told they would be monitoring my fluid levels from here on out via u/s, and I am hoping that with some modifications to my diet I will see the levels decrease at my next appointment in 2wks. Fingers crossed!
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February 21st, 2013, 06:34 PM
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I hope that it all works out for you. They didn't tell me that there was much for me to do to help it so maybe I will do that for the last couple weeks and see if maybe it goes down.
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February 21st, 2013, 11:37 PM
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I hope that it all works out for you. They didn't tell me that there was much for me to do to help it so maybe I will do that for the last couple weeks and see if maybe it goes down.
Thanks and I hope things work out for you, too . Hopefully changing our diets some will help!
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February 22nd, 2013, 05:40 PM
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I was type 2 diabetic before pregnancy. Any diabetes at all puts you at higher risk of polyhydramnios, so we are pretty confident that's what's going on here
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