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I am 32 weeks prego with my 6th child and have found out today that I have mild polyhydramnios (excessive amniotic fluid). I am measuring 4 weeks ahead of my dates and have been for the past 4 weeks. I am going for a scan week after next to measure the fluid and bubs growth.
Has anyone else been diagnosed with this?? Would love to hear others experiences especially how it affects the birth. I was told by my ob that I am at increased risk of having postpartum heamoraging (sorry if spelling wrong!).
I think that the haemorraging risk is dependant on the person, just like with an uncomplicated pg.
I was given all of the horror stories with my DS (born at 36 weeks with 6 litres of excess fluid) and told that it was most likely that I would end up having a hysterectomy during my c/s due to the certainty of excessive blood loss. In actual fact, I lost less blood than is normally expected during a c/s and am now 35 weeks pg with my next bub!
Yes, over the last few weeks polyhydramnious has kicked in again. I have gained well over 5kg in less than a week and it looks like I may end up being admitted as an antenatal patient again for observation etc. I am having u/sounds every 4 days or so and have to see my ob at least twice a week.
Mind you, he is being very cautious due to the fact that my bub has a serious heart defect and is to be born nowhere but Westmead (nearly 3 hours drive away), so I need to be up there in plenty of time to make sure that we don't end up rushing up there with bub and myself in distress.
I was told to try to keep within 10 minutes drive of the hospital at all times with my DS as the biggest risk was cord prolapse if my waters broke.
I have a very healthy little man (nearly 5yo now!) and am very positive that the polyhydramnious isn't going to adversely effect my little princess due soon.
As with most pregnancy complications - they are called just that because there is a risk of things going wrong and the most complicated thing about them is the unpredictability of how they will go wrong!
I hope all goes really well for you :goodvibes:
The funny thing is ... my eldest DD was bron at 37 weeks due to low fluid levels :laughing:
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