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Hi there, I have just found out (on tuesday) that I am PG with twins (looks like fraternal) and am wondering if anyone had one twin who had a much lower amniotic fluid level than the other. and whether this is something that I should be really worried about. I am only 9 weeks along, and the doctor didn't say that I should be worried but I am not sure if she understood what I was asking as her answer was kind of noncommital... sorry to ramble but some reassurance would be great esp as my DH is away at the moment.
Thanks in advance.
Should I be worried???
I'm not really sure, but did your dr refer you for any more tests or monitoring? I just think if there was a huge problem with it, then she would take some action to try and help?!?!?
Have you tried googling it?
Sorry I'm not much help, but I have fingers and toes crossed for you that everything is a-ok!! :fingerscrossed:
Depends on how low it is - it can be an issue as the bubs need the fluid to grown. But I have only heard about it in the latter stages of pregnancy. And not with twins, i don't know what difference that makes
At later stages, it can be bed rest so the level goes back or stays constant....if it runs out it can be early delivery....but you need to talk to your Dr again and see what they say.
It may eb low in comparison or low in general....basically, you need to talk to the Dr again
The Dr has referred me to an OB but I have to wait for them to ring me (love the Darwin system) The letter from the ultrasound people said to go for another test in 12 weeks (but the doc read this as "AT 12 weeks" so in three weeks time. Not sure what the go is there is a bit of a language barrier with the dr so I would rather not see her again if possible she did say that if I hadn't heard form the OB in 2 weeks to go back to her so at least she is keeping track i guress.
I did try googling it but that was a bit scary could be anything from me being dehydrated to kidney, lung or heart probs for bubs so not sure if it was a good idea in retrospect. LOL anyway thanks for the support I might ring the people who did the ultrasound and see what they say.
Hey all thanks for your support I rang the ultrasound place today only to be told that the doc that looked at the US has gone back to Adelaide. Asked if any other doc would talk to me nope as they hadn't seen the US grrrrr....
Rang the GP wouldn't talk to me on the phone (all I had was two questions) but no doesn't do consultations over the phone. double grrrr (my GP in Vic was happy to talk to me if I had Q's last PG) I ended up ringing about 6 help lines (all closed) and finally rang Royal Darwin Hospital were the lovely receptionist put me though and I spoke to a really nice midwife who gave me the answers to my questions... I have also make an appt to go the the antinatal clinic on the 18th of Aug and have a doc appt (with someone different )on wed where I will get a referral for a 12 week ultrasound!!!
So I am feeling heaps better although I didn't get a "everything will be fine" answer I got to talk to someone who understood me and told me what I needed to know - yes it sometimes does happen, sometimes twins don't both survive but fingers crossed for yours !!!!
I was so nice to talk to some one honest!
I have finished my :ecomcity::ecomcity: for now will keep you updated with the progress of the twins!!! :fingerscrossed: for two healthy bubs in Feb!
I'll have my fingerscrossed for you catriona716. Best of luck with your ultrasound I will be saying a pray for you and your babies.
Thanks Kimmymonster the more thoughts and prayers the better!!
Hope all will be fine, i have my fingers crossed :fingerscrossed: for u! Since i read your post i have been wondering how things were going for your two little bubbas.
Just wondering how you are going Catriona?
Hope everything is aright.:hugs:
Thanks KimmyMonster I am feeling really positive (or trying to) I am having a scan on Friday so will know what is going on then. I am really looking forward to seeing the bubs again, and am glad I pushed teh stupid doc to get the extra scan I soooooo wouldn't handle another 6-8 weeks of waiting it would kill me.
So fingers crossed all is well.
My mum was actually talking to the mum of one of the kids in her class the other day (she PG too) and she had the same prob with her bubs (only one for her tho) and the doc told her that it is nothing to worry about and that it can be totally normal so that helped me feel better too.
sorry about the rave will pop an update on Fri!:fingerscrossed:
Thanks to everyone for their support I had my 12 week scan today an unfortunatly the smaller twin (B) didn't make it looks like he/she stopped growing around the 8/9 week mark :angel:
but the bigger bub is going strong so that is something to be grateful for.:smiliedance:
So sorry to hear that you lost one, Catriona. :hugs:
Congratulations on the little toughie sticking around though, hope he or she doesn't give you too much trouble from now on.
Sorry to hear of the loss of one of your bubs.
Wishing you a healthy, happy rest of your pregnancy:hugs:
I'm sorry for your loss. I hope the rest of your pregnancy is trouble free.
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