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Tear in placenta and low amniotic fluid

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I am 18 wks pregnant. For the past 2 months I have been having trouble bleeding which they say is due to a tear on my placenta and that there was nothing they could do. When he checked to see if my cervix was still closed it was so he just said cross ur fingers and hope it stays that way. Yesterday I was told my amniotic fluid was low and about half of what it should be. I know there is nothing that can be done at the moment bc the baby is not viable but what do u suggest I do. I have been drinking water not stop since my appt and crossing my fingers but this pregnancy is just really worrying me. The babys heartbeat is good and strong when we go and until yesterday was moving all over the place but I guess due to not alot of room he/she couldn't move around very well. Please give me some advice.

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replied May 2nd, 2010
Complications during Pregnancy Answer A11662
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am really glad to help you out.

You are suffering from what is known as oligohydramnios (a decrease in the amount of amniotic fluid).

This can be due to several reasons and the underlying cause of the same has to be looked for.

A birth defect in the urinary tract/ kidneys in the growing baby can result in a decreased production of the amniotic fluid.

Diseases of the placenta like the placental tear which you had can lead to a poor nourishment of the fetus resulting in the decreased production of amniotic fluid.

Maternal causes like a decreased fluid intake by the mother, hypertension, diabetes etc can also cause the same.

There are increased chances of birth defects in the baby, growth retardation, preterm birth & increased chances of miscarriage.

I’ll suggest consulting a gynecologist and searching for the underlying cause as the treatment will depend on the same only.

This is something to be taken seriously. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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