Low Amniotic Fluid at 38w 5d.
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|Tue, 07-31-2012 - 8:46am|
I could use your perspective on this.
Sunday I noticed that the baby wasn't moving much. I could feel her moving some, so I wasn't paniced, but it was less than usual. So Sunday night DH and I did a kick count and we only counted 5 or 6 within the hour (Doc says we should get to at least 10). DH and I got dressed, got into the car and started the 30 min drive to the hospital. On the way, the baby started moving around a whole bunch more and she even got the hiccups. I guess the drive woke her up. Anyway, DH and I decide that she's fine and we head back home.
I mention all of this to my Doc yesterday at my regularly scheduled appointment. Doc said that we should have kept going to the hospital and sends me over there directly from her office. So at the hospital I am hooked up to fetal monitors and watched for almost an hour. Then the resident doc comes in and does an ultrasound.
Long story short is that the baby looked fine. Her heartbeat was great and she was moving around. The only problem is that my amniotic fluid levels were low. Resident doc said that my fluid levels were at a 7 and they should be at a 10. (I don't know what unit of measurement they are using). I'm supossed to go back on Thursday so they can check my fluid levels again.
Resident doc basically told me "relax, if this was serious we wouldn't be sending you home" so I guess there is no reason to worry. At the same time, I'll be 39 weeks when I go back, so if my fluid levels are still low do you think they might just induce me? As of yesterday, my cervix is still closed so I doubt I'll go into labor before my appointment. Has anyone else experienced this?