extra amniotic fluid? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 02-17-2004, 06:07 AM - Thread Starter
gina's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: nyc
Posts: 213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am 36 weeks and showing pockets of extra amniotic fluid- drs. don't seem too concerned but i am wondering why this might be so- anyone know about this?
gina is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 2 Old 02-18-2004, 04:53 PM
Clarity's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 4,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's called polyhydramnios, or hydramnios. Most of the time, it is of no concern at all. Sometimes, moms with multiples or with diabetes develop it, or babies with certain very specific birth defects. It has a number of causes. Overall, maniotic fluid and how it generates is very poorly understood.

one recent post:

a list of other posts:

about.com is a nice lay resource to start learning more. The first thread above has a link to the a gentlebirth article on polyhramnios, plus a homeopathic suggestion. In all probability, you might be measuring a little large, but your fluid is still pretty normal, so none of the delivery concerns will apply to you.
Clarity is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 16,571

24 members and 16,547 guests
conzy , Deborah , Fluffer , girlspn , hillymum , jamesmorrow , katelove , kathymuggle , knownDonor , LeaPea , Lucee , manyhatsmom , mckittre , MDoc , Michele123 , Mirzam , MountainMamaGC , RollerCoasterMama , RRowe90 , SchoolmarmDE , Skippy918 , sren , worthy , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.