Polyhydramnios

Ledi - posted on 02/13/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am 25wks pregnant with boy girl twins and was recently told both twins have too much fluid in their sacs. I have Googled all that it means and what treatment it may involve. i have somehow found a way to stay calm after weeping my soul out at first.
I just need to hear from twin moms who have had the same diagnosis and how it went for them. This real life story will be of lots of help. thanks.
Ledi.

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Liz - posted on 02/18/2011

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One of my twins had polyhydramnios. There is no treatment as far as I know, but I did have to go in for more frequent biophysical profile scans. Their concern was that he wasn't processing the amniotic fluid properly (drinking and peeing it out). So when they did the biophysical profiles they would make sure he seemed active, was doing the proper "practice breathing" motions, and that his organs (particularly his kidneys and bladder I think) looked normal. The profiles always looked good and he was born healthy. I imagine if the profiles weren't looking good they would have scheduled an early/emergency c-section so they could treat whatever problem he had outside of the womb. I carried my twins to 35w1d.



I should probably add that we had a LOT of scares as a result of our ultrasounds. At one point we thought one baby had T21 and the other T13 (the latter being a very bad genetic disorder that most babies don't survive). With twins you are always looked at more closely and I think that leads to more false alarms. I'm not saying your babies don't have the extra fluid, I'm just saying with the absence of anything else looking out of the ordinary, it's probably fine. Just let the doctor's keep a close watch on the babies and try to trust that everything will be ok. Sometimes I think having all this extra "info" that comes from the frequent U/S causes more harm than good!

Sara - posted on 02/18/2011

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I too was told I had this. The doctors freaked out and I had to do those biophysical profile things where we went in every week for ultrasounds to watch the babies breath or hiccough which they dutifully did every time. My belly was HUGE, and it seemed to me this was most likely because one baby was turned horizontally with his head by my belly-button and his feet by my hips. So I asked the doctor exactly how much fluid I had and what was considered a normal amount. The reply "well, we can't actually measure the volume of fluid with twins in separate sacs, so we base the diagnosis on measurements of the size of the placentas." So all you really know is that my sac is basically kinda tall? Right. And the babies seem to be fine otherwise? Right. So at this point I realized that what I really had was probably a real bad case of good insurance. I don't want to make light of what can be a serious situation, but I will tell you that my babies were carried a full 40 weeks and came out big and strong and totally fine. So it could also be absolutely nothing. The pre-natal specialist at the ultrasound place actually told me NOT to go home and google the terms or I would just get scared. Looking into it now I see that a very tiny percentage of people who are diagnosed with this actually turn out to have any problems. My advice is to eat a lot, laugh a lot, relax and remember that the doctors don't tell you what they don't know unless you make them. I got to see the babies on ultrasound every week, and the worst of it was that I turned out to have terrible diastasis after they were born, which meant I kept looking pregnant until I got a tummy tuck. But my babies were 110% perfectly beautiful.

Marlena - posted on 02/24/2011

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Ledi, I said a prayer for you today, that God would give you peace beyond all understanding. That he would help you to give birth to two healthy babies and bless you abundantly. God bless.
Marlena Jo

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Dashing1857 - posted on 01/24/2017

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Hiii gd mng ....My wife is having MCDA PREGNSNCY with 23 weeks completed ...However the aminotic fluid is on higher side n kept on bed rest under doc observation.the cervical length is 2cm ....We are worried ..

Ledi - posted on 02/18/2011

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thank you so much! i just need to hear this, will be reading your post daily for motivation. am so encouraged already!

Ledi - posted on 02/18/2011

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thanks Liz, staying calm has been so hard! thanks for sharing your experience and reminding me to do my best to stay calm. all their systems are normal and so far they are ok and all my tests are normal. i have never been so afraid in my life! i hope i can carry my twins for as long as more than 34wks too. fingers crossed! thanks.

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