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Low amniotic fluid at 18 weeks, now on bed rest...

Please help. I went for a scan at 17 weeks as I had a tiny bit of blood. They said all was well. I pushed for a scan to reassure me. On the scan baby was curled up with very little (2cm) of amniotic fluid. They were very worried. I'm now on bed rest and hoping so much our baby makes it. Does anyone have any stories similar to this or is anyone else in this situation too. Please reply. Thank you xxx
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replied November 2nd, 2012
I just went for an ultrasound today (Friday) at 18 weeks & got a call back from my doctor saying my amniotic fluid was very low. He didn't tell me exactly how low, but said "significantly low" & told me to drink lots of fluid all weekend & then will send me to a high-risk doctor early in the week for another ultrasound. I'm freaking out!!! How did everything go for you?
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replied September 20th, 2019
Hello and welcome to EHF !

I went through your query and i understand your concern.Amniotic fluid levels can signal how well your baby's urinary system is working, since a baby excretes urine into the amniotic fluid. This might be due to Birth defects - Problems with the development of the kidneys or urinary tract or Placental problems - If the placenta is not providing enough blood and nutrients to the baby, then the baby may stop recycling fluid. In most cases, you lose the pregnancy because the baby can't survive without amniotic fluid and the lungs don't develop,” she says. “Risk of cord entrapment is very high. So be careful and have regular checkup with your visiting obstretition.

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