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Old 09-18-2010, 09:53 AM - Thread Starter
 
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A friend of mine was told by her OB/GYN that her baby was very large for his age (she's 32 weeks) and that her fluids are too high. If her condition remains the same, he's threatening a c-section. I understand why low fluid could be dangerous, but what's wrong with high fluid? Just wondering.

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Old 09-18-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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I know too much fluid can my physically uncomfortable for mom. Could their be issues with the baby being able to properly engage with that much fluid?

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I'm measuring 32cm at 26 almost 27 weeks. My midwife suggested that it may be excessive amniotic fluid. There are other reasons for measuring big such as a large baby (we grow big ones, my son weighed almost ten pounds), or multiples (which could be found during an ultrasound, but I'm not into those, and my midwife has heard only one heartbeat). It is said that polyhydraminos may be caused by fear. I've scoured my subconcious to find any fear there, and have found nothing major. What's there to be afraid of after experiencing a 52 hour labor? I'm still researching and am open to thoughts and ideas.
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subbing... I am measuring 4-5 weeks ahead, no gestational diabetes, and not breech.
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It's quite possible that we'll just grow into our bellies that are measuring so much bigger for our gestational age. I'll keep you posted as the midwife is coming over this week for my 28th week prenatal.
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