I'm 38 weeks pregnant & have too much amniotic fluid. Any reassuring experience?

Amanda - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )




I haven't had any complications until this, so was a bit unexpected. I tend to be a worrier & even though this can be common, I've had to work hard at not focusing on the worse case scenario. Just wanted to know if anyone had experience with this, to feel not so alone. Going to see a doc tomorrow.


Danielle - posted on 01/06/2010




I didn't experience this first hand but I'm sure if it was an emergency you would've been sent to the hospital immediately. If your doc has any issues he/she will induce you. I had a few complications in the third trimester. I just followed my doctor's orders and saw him once a week until he decided to induce me and I gave birth to a very healthy baby boy. Hope this helps!

Emma - posted on 01/07/2010




I also had too much amniotic fluid - I had an ENORMOUS bump and yet my baby was only 6lb 11oz when she appeared! SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY FINE so please don't worry. I'm sure you will be fine too. Lots of luck for your remaining few weeks - not long to go now! xx

Lindz - posted on 05/24/2012




:) Going through the same issues. Just had an ultrasound done to show my son weighs an average of 7lbs 1 ounce. I haven't heard from the Dr. but am just taking it day by day.

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I, too, produced an above average amount of fluid, with both of my pregnancies. The only "issue" I had, (if you can even call it that), was that it seem to take forever to drain when my water was broken. I had very long labors, (37 1/2 and 60 hours, respectively), but I'm not sure if that had anything to do with the extra fluid. Try not to worry yourself too much.


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Raysonia6 - posted on 05/27/2016




What does it mean when dr say your amniotic fluid is at 17% when your 36 weeks and few days and baby is head down already 100% thinned out and 1 and a half Dilated does ? Is it ok that fluid is that and what is to low and high ?

KAREN - posted on 01/07/2010




The condition you refer to is polyhydramnios, and yes I have had it in my last 3 pregnancies. 2 babies were ok, my first was stillborn, although there is no evidence to support that too much fluid was to blame. Please, do not worry. It is incredibly common, more so if this is not your first pregnancy. If your doctor was worried, you would have regular weekly scans and would have had little one by now by being induced. Enjoy the last few weeks of your pregnancy, you'll soon have him/her in your arms.xx

Jocelyn - posted on 01/06/2010




I had too much fluid with my son. They didn't find out until after my due date (I went over 9 days and they wanted to check me) so my doctor decided to induce me just to be on the safe side. Nothing bad came of the extra fluid in my case :) I did get a kick outta freaking out my hubby by being able to indent my legs with finger prints (I was soooo unbelievably bloated lol)

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