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    Default Severely low amniotic fluid

    I went in for my 20 week scan yesterday I'm 19+2 and was told my amniotic fluid is severely low. The baby had a heartbeat but wasn't moving around and was all squished up. I have seen my OB this morning and he is sending me for a second opinion but had advised to prepare for the worst - the baby's heart to stop by itself or that we will be advised to medically terminate due to the lungs not developing.

    I was told that I will have to be induced and deliver the baby.

    Has anyone got any experience, advice or anything?

    I'm pretty numb at the moment and trying to process how to deal with this

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    No experience sorry, but you poor poor thing. Fingers crossed the 2nd opinion can show something more positive xx

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    Fingers crossed for you. Sometimes experience of the sonographer can matter a lot when measuring fluid levels. Hope you get some better news next scan

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    I really hope so.

    I've had some bleeding throughout the last 3 weeks due to a cervical erosion issue and my belly seems reduced in size. I'm not really hopeful at the moment.

    Thank you for the replies

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    Oh I'm so sorry no advice or experience just a loving bump for you. Hugs.

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    So sorry to hear this. I wish I could offer some advice.


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    No experience at that gestation but I had low fluid from 34wks with ds1 (obviously consequences not fatal at that point so I'm not pretending to understand)

    But from my experience I learnt that
    -fluid levels are a guess and hit and miss. I would have four women measure me in space of twenty min and each would get diff result. (I was told 12-15 was normal and under 5 dangerous with middle ground in between. I was getting figures from 5-10 in one session)
    -fluid can replace itself in 24-48hrs depending on cause of depletion

    I hope your results are a combination of above. I think it kinda crap your ob is telling you such dire news prior to second opinion. Did he say what the level was

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    Hi French pear.

    I literally had exact same thing happen to me. I went in for my 20 week scan at 19 weeks and was told we had low fluid and bub was measuring around 16 weeks. I was sent for further test and was basically told she would not make it as her lungs would never develop. We were given the option of a late term termination. We made the heartbreaking decision to be induced at 21 weeks and she was born sleeping on the 17th Oct

    I know this prob isn't what you want to hear and I'm so so sorry you are going through this. Please pm me if you have any question or want to chat. Biggest hugs love xx

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    Ill pm you mellimum thank you for your post x

    Buttoneska I think my OB was just preparing me for the worst due to the baby's lung development. We have a really good relationship with him and I think I would be more upset if he had given me false hope. I'm not sure what the level is exactly but that there is practically no fluid.

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