[QUOTE=viktoriascorpio]Hi, I’m freaking out. Had my growth measure ultrasound today and baby B is still measuring 14th percentile (low but growing properly).
Baby B’s amniotic fluid is high normal and they really didn’t explain it to me. I was stupid enough to research it online and now I’m freaking out! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you!!!
I don’t have gestational diabetes, which causes the higher amniotic fluids sometimes…[/QUOTE]
One of my babies has an elevated amniotic fluid level. I was told normal is between 2 and 8 and he was at 10.8 and I went back a week later (last week) and it was down some to 10.4 and I go back again this week. A few weeks earlier he was in the upper 7s. The doctor didn’t seem overly concerned about it at this point but they’re keeping an eye on it in case it gets out of hand. I’m hoping the levels go down some more this week.
Next time you’re at the doctor, ask what the level was and what they consider to be normal. If your doctor didn’t seem worried about it, you’re probably ok. Also, keep in mind that fluid levels vary day to day. My other two babies have ranged from 3 to 6.
I asked if there was anything I could do different (drink more or less water, lay on one side as opposed to the other) and I was told no. One danger if it gets out of hand could be premature rupture of membranes, which could force an early delivery. One treatment, which my doctor isn’t suggesting at this time, would be to withdraw some fluid similar to what’s done during an amniocentesis. However, there’s no guarantee the fluid levels won’t spike again.