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#1 of 5 Old 06-28-2008, 11:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi all. Well, I have been reading some about the chance of there being low amniotic fluid in pregnancies that go past 41 weeks.. I am just wondering, have any of you had this problem when going to 41 or 42 weeks?
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I have seen it, though most don't have this problem. To be sure I recommend weekly ultrasounds beginning at 41 weeks.
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Your fluid levels can change based on how hydrated you are, so make sure you drink lots of water before an u/s to check amniotic fluid. There's a lot of good information in Henci Goer's book The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth about the post-dates tests, and things you can do to help avoid false positives (perseving a problem when there really isn't one).

I had an u/s at 41.5 weeks for ds1 to keep the doc happy. I chose not do it with ds2 when planning a homebirth.

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Went past 42wks with my first and didn't have any problems with amniotic fluid level.
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Thanks for the info
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