Amniotic Fluid Low--Induce? - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 2 Old 11-29-2010, 05:35 PM - Thread Starter
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My S is "due" in a few days and she had a check up today where they did several non-stress tests & said her amniotic fluid is low, but not low enough to induce.  She is going back in two days for another  test and if her fluid is below a certain point they will check her in. 


Also, the OB said that when she is in labor that they are going to insert a tube to put fluid in.


It seems that the ultrasound led to the "low fluid" which led to the non-stress test, etc.   From what I have read, the US can vary greatly re: fluid levels and many times women are induced when it isn't necessary.  What do you all think?


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Fluid levels often begin to lower as delivery gets closer. Unless there are some other signs of distress in mother or baby, I would wait and do nothing about it. I would do the extra ultrasounds if it kept my doctor happy, but would NOT induce. I am not familiar with this "straw procedure."

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