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Mama to a 3 year old awesome kid, Rowan (aka Mister Boopy) and TTC another at 43!
Herbalist, Acupuncture student, Mama, Blogger!
thanks for asking! everything has been going along just fine- the last ultrasound was done this week, and not only did my placenta previa (complete) clear up, it moved high- to the very top of my uterus, clearing the way for a VBAC. the baby is head down, although not optimally placed just yet (his spine is on my right side of my belly).
but here's a weird thing- they want me to go in tomorrow for a special test- an AFI. they detected that my amniotic fluid was too low, but it could be a total fluke. since i am so far along and the baby is big, it's hard for them to find pockets of fluid that don't have a baby part in it. and the baby is very anterior, so how is that u/s supposed to find pockets in the posterior? plus, the placenta was really healthy in the u/s- lots of fluid and blood travelling to and from the baby!i hate these tests- they just make everyone worry all the time.
anyway- i have been gulping fluids all day and have the damn appointment tomorrow. wish me luck. i would rather not have an induction in the hospital, which is what will happen instead of a natural labor at my birth center if they think that i am low...
other than that, i am trying to do swimming, perineal massage, and walking all the time to stay fit. some days are more tiring than others...
|If you are close to full term, your doctor may recommend you be induced and deliver your baby early. Other treatments include:
Amnio-infusion during labor using an intrauterine catheter. This process injects fluid directly into the uterus to help cushion the umbilical cord during delivery and lower the chances of a cesarean delivery.
Injection of fluid prior to delivery through amniocentesis. Although oligohydramnios often returns soon after this procedure, it can help your doctor visualize the fetal anatomy and accurately determine fetal development.
Maternal re-hydration with oral fluids or IV fluids has shown to help increase amniotic fluid levels.
If you are diagnosed with oligohydramnios, it is important that you continue to eat well, drink lots of fluids (water is best), rest as much as possible, avoid smoking and report any signs of preterm labor to your health care provider right away.
Jen, mom of two amazing girls, b. 2/16/06 and 1/29/10
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