Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In the midst of chaos in CT
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I've had "excessive fluid" with all my pregnancies - never quite enough for a polyhydramnios diagnosis, but close. I've had three successful vaginal births (the first medicated because I knew nothing...the second two completely natural). My water broke 5 hours before my first was born, 2 hrs 46 minutes before my second was born, and as I was pushing my third out.
I haven't had an ultrasound this pregnancy, but have been measuring 3-5 weeks "ahead" for the past few months. Neither my midwives nor I are concerned. This just seems to be how I grow babies!
There can be some concern about baby being and remaining head down, but frankly I don't worry about that until I'm IN LABOR! That's when it's important.
My babies flip around all over the place until they're born - 4 days before my dd was born she was transverse. The biggest "problem" I've had with baby's position was when dd was born and she was head down, but was ROA while I was in labor and didn't quite turn all the way into the correct position. I had to change positions a few times while pushing to get her into a good position, but even so, I only pushed for about 18 minutes.
Mama to A (12), Z (11), H (9), C (5), A (3) and 4 angels.