16 weeks and very low amniotic fluid

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Registered: 01-17-2010
16 weeks and very low amniotic fluid
Tue, 12-04-2012 - 3:45pm

Hello. I am going through a mix of emotions. Going into this pregnancy, I knew I would be high risk since my son was born at 30 weeks and 5 days, but I had no idea how much pain and stress would be involved this early.
Last week I found out my amniotic fluid was low. Thinking I was dehydrated, I drank as much water as I could the whole week. Today I had another check up and the fluid is even lower. I see my high risk doctor on Friday.
I do not know what to feel or think. I find my mind drifting to the thoughts of termination if the kidneys are functioning, then back to some hope that the fluid levels will rise. Has anyone faced this problem? I live week to week with very little hope.

Thank you for any comments.


Amie Lilypie - Personal picture
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Registered: 07-05-2005
Mon, 12-10-2012 - 11:24am

Hi Amie,

I'm so sorry you are dealing with this amount of stress.  I'm sure it is very worrisome.  How did your appointment go on Friday?  Any news from your doctor?  Keeping you in my thoughts.  (((HUGS))) to you.

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