My daughter is Due Dec 30th with her first child (a little boy) .
About 7 1/2 months into this pregnancy, she went inf or her regular checkup and when they measured her belly, instead of measuring about 31 wks she was measuring 34. The sceduled a ultrasound to see what was going on. They found she had gained more amnioctic fluid around the baby. They told us there was nothing to worry about, so we didn't. My daughter is VERY huge, and on top of it, the baby is going to be pretty big. She looked due 2 months ago, and she shocks the nurses now with how big she is. They always assume she is carryin twins. Anyway, I was reading on the internet more on Polyhydramnios, and what I read really concerns me. I don't understand why they would tell us there is nothing to worry about, when what I read about it, there could be several complications. She had already been on pre-term labor alert for 4 months, but has finally made it. During one of her ultrasounds the doc told her her baby "might" have a club foot. But otherwise he seemed fine.
They listed complications like hemorraging and bowel, kidney and liver problems.. Is this something we should be concerned with??? She is 1 1/2 centimeters dialated now and it shoudl be any day, in fact they are surprised she carried this long. I just want to go in knowing what could possibly go wrong, rather than be surprised.
Here's my birth slide show and the 1st picture is when I was 20 weeks and it has another picture about 3 days before I went into labor. Birth pictures Just click on my birth video link. It's crazy how much fluid I had.
I have all healthy kids
If she had been having polyhydramnios for several months or a gross amount of fluid I would be more worried.
Even the fluid estimations are not all that accurate. Imagine if you were standing under a glass floor, and above you was a person lying in a clear glass bathtub, and you had to make a guess as to how full the bathtub was. You could take measurements of hoow much fluid you saw between the person and the sides of the tub, but they'd just be guesses, right?
Don't worry. A slight deviation from "average" just means that your duaghter's body hasn't read the medical textbooks and doesn't know it's "supposed" to do pregnancy by that standard
My body hasn't read those either, but I've stayed healthy and within the boundaries of "normal" through each of my pregnancies so far, though how far I've strayed from "average" has been different each time.
Thanks for all the comments and support. I was called by my daughter this morning at 7am, we think today is the day She says the contractions are 7 minutes apart and her back is killing her, so daddy to be is up with her with a heating pad and helping her take a warm bath. They will call me when they are 5 minutes apart I'm sooo excited!!! Here is a link, to see pics of my daughter taken Christmas eve and Christmas day .. http://360.yahoo.com/profile-wJSmJ4g...A.H4yHSBEgcw--
Thanks again all!!
Just wanted to let you know my daughter had her baby Dec 29th @ 9:47pm. Cameron Alexander weighed 7 lbs 13 ozs and is 21 1/4 inches long. She had more bleeding than usual because of the Polyhydramnios, but she is better. She also spiked a temp of 103, they say because she dehydrated. But she did beautifully and with no medications to help!! Attached is my profile with pics of the baby... He is absolutely adorable!!!
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