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March 4th, 2013, 10:24 PM
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I had my follow up appointment today regarding the low levels of amniotic fluid my doctor discovered last Wednesday. I've maintained, which is awesome--if it had been lower, that would have been a bad thing. I am on modified bed rest, and am to drink loads of water (which I already do--like, 100+oz a day). I will be going in for an appointment every three days, during which they'll do an ultrasound to measure the fluid levels, and a 20-minute non stress test. My doctor said that the low levels of fluid may be an indicator that my placenta is ready to give up, in which case baby needs to come out immediately--thus the every-few-days appointments. In the meantime, if I feel less movement from baby, I go to the birth center immediately. But if things maintain, she's confident we can keep my sweet girl cooking until 39-ish weeks! It was such a relief to hear that, and it really put my mind at ease. I can totally do this! Also, I just love my doctor. She is so real, straightforward, and competent. I feel like I'm in good hands, and am really positive things will be ok. Just thought I'd let you all know!

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March 4th, 2013, 11:07 PM
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Hope everything continues to look good. Relax and enjoy the last of your pregnancy!
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March 5th, 2013, 02:20 AM
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So glad that things are looking good.
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March 5th, 2013, 03:29 AM
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So glad to hear that they are taking the fluid levels seriously, and that you've maintained! Hang in there!

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March 5th, 2013, 04:24 AM
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Sounds like great news. It's always nice when you really like and trust in your doctor. Hope things continue to look great!

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March 5th, 2013, 09:34 AM
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Good news! Glad they are taking it seriously and will be monitoring your levels so often. Hopefully baby makes it to 39 weeks!
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March 5th, 2013, 03:23 PM
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I had severely low fluid levels with DS1 in the end of my pregnancy. At 40 2/7 my AFI was 3. When they broke my water.. I had a small trickle and that was it. It was ridiculous.

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March 5th, 2013, 04:09 PM
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Thats such fantastic news!!! I certainly hope your little lady can stay put until at least week 39! And you HAVE to love proactive , no nonsense doctors. It really gives you a sense of security.
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March 5th, 2013, 08:36 PM
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Great news!! I can just imagine how many bathroom trips you are making drinking that much fluid!! Keep up the good work mama!!
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