Now as it gets closer, I'm wondering what this could really mean. If she's oversized, I'm sure they'll try to push for induction or whatever, but I'm prepared for that. But what could the low fluid mean, and what could they try to get me to do about it?
I'm 37 weeks now, and have been contracting regularly for days, and am at least 50% effaced and my cervix is very low, so I know labor naturally isn't all that far off anyways, so want to be prepared for whatever interventions they may try to suggest and be sure I know any real risks/reasons for them.
I would not worry at all.
mom of (8) (5) (3) and born at home on Christmas day!
u/s for baby size is totally not acurate at this point in your pregnancy, seriously. For example, someone just recently posted a story in pregnancy about a friend who was told her baby would be at least 6 lbs and was sectioned or induced. The baby was only 4lbs and was obviously not ready to come out!
I don't know about fluid accuracy, but I would be wary of that also. Post in birth professionals and see what they say. I do know that if I were you, I would make sure that I stay really hydrated the day before and of your u/s if you want to keep your fluid levels high, since your body is constantly making more.
ITA with Erika. And if you are not worried about it really can always decline the u/s or just not show up. Chances are no one will notice this late in the game.
Banana, doula wife to Papa Banana and mother to Banana One, Banana Two, Banana Three, Banana Four...
HeatherB ~ mama to 3 wonderful boys: 03/02; 09/04; 09/07 - and Eliana, 11/13/10!
Founder of Houston Birth Alternatives: Be Informed, Encouraged, Supported birth support group and aspiring midwife.
I don't think I'd get an U/S in your case. Just my 2 cents
On the low fluid note, be very careful with that one. I was told I needed an emergency induction IMMEDIATELY due to "dangerously" low fluid levels. They didn't/wouldn't try any other options, just straight to induction. They said my baby would die! My body wasn't ready for labor yet (even at 41 weeks!!) and it was a slippery slope straight to the dreaded csection. For this VBAC I obtained the records from DS's birth and was heartbroken to see that the U/S report only showed "slightly decreased" amniotic fluid levels! Not to say EVERY DR. or MW would try to pull this, but if it comes to it make sure you ask for SPECIFIC amounts. I'm not trying to be scary or anything, just want you to know that it is better to have a little info on hand than not!
I am sure everything will be fine and like everyone said keep up the fluids!!
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