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#1 Rewom

Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

Hi

I have Polyhygramnios and am wondering if anyone else has had it in their pregnancy. All major causes have been ruled out, so my obs now has it down to being 'one of those things'. so far, bub is all good, but coming a bit earlier. I have read it is rather common to birth earlier with this.

Just wondering for those who have had it, if it made a big difference during their pregnancy, or when their bub was due, etc....

thanks

#2 Handsfull

Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

Big hands up here!   I have massive polyhydraminos with my twin girls and was absolutely huge by 26 weeks.  DD1 started to go into distress and I went into labour which they could not hold back....so they were born right on 27 weeks.  I have pictures of how large and swollen I was when I gave birth.

I had so much fluid that when they did emergency c=section and they cut the bag the fluid overflowed so much and hit the floor and splashed up their legs....lovely....DH saw it all and just about puked!

Anyway there was a 8 min difference in my girls being born due to the polyhydraminos and the placenta abrupting as well.  But then again we we like drama!! LOL!!

Take care and please be closely monitored  I got very uncomfortable and extremely swollen and had to be helped out of bed etc.

#3 Lynken

Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

I had polyhydramnios with DS, born 18 mths ago.  My 19 week scan was normal but by the time I saw my OB at 22 weeks, I was measuring 10 weeks ahead!  Scary times while we saw specialists etc... trying to deterime a cause and whether DS was ok.  They ruled out genetic and kidney issues but we didn't know until he was born whether he had a throat blockage.  Fortunately, he was fine so mine was also just "one of those things".

The big difference in pregnancy (DS is my second) was that I was huge!  Strangers assumed I was having twins or that I was about to pop before I was even 30 weeks.  I was very uncomfortable for the last few months but nothing more serious than that.  We were both monitored closely towards the end but DS was only born 10 days early.  All my indicators were stable (blood pressure etc) and DS was looking fine.  My specialist doesn't like to do CS before 38-39 weeks unless otherwise indicated so that's how we got our date.

How many weeks are you?  Happy to answer any other questions you may have. original.gif

#4 Rewom

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

wow, those replies are interesting. I am 34 wks and currently due for a CS at 38 wks. But a lot depends on my scan tomorrow and the following weeks apt. I was wondering what happened with all that extra fluid... now I am going to do my best to block that from my mind original.gif

I am so sore and big! I am going to go to the physio next week. did anyone go to a phsyio to help with all the pain?

#5 Mumsyto2

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

Oohhhhh yeeeaah, big time. My baby had birth defects though (identified via u/s) which was the cause. I was the same size as someone with twins full term. Uncomfortable as - no advice there apart from sucking it up & just spending a lot of time on the couch.

I was told I would give birth 3/6 weeks early due to the polyhyd & when I got to 3 weeks prior people started to get a little freaked as apparently risk goes up but I went to  39 weeks, apparently I had an abnormal super stretchy uterus. When I gave birth everyone in the room down that end was covered (no exaggeration) even though my water broke at the beginning of labour.

#6 Rewom

Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

i am now looking at having our bub about 3 wks early because of this Poly.. but we are taking it week by week still. I wonder if I will have any extra probs nursing because the baby is coming ealier,,, will my milk come? hoping baby doesnt need the humidy crib thing~!

#7 Chalky85

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

I had it too. Mine was discovered when my fundal height at 34 weeks had gone from measuring only a week ahead to being 8 weeks ahead! I was enormous. I was sent for a scan at 35 weeks which confirmed the high levels. I then had a referral to a specialist ultrasound clinic (I was originally at a local imaging centre) to check things out but I never made it as my waters broke at home. When I called the hospital to tell them the midwife asked if was certain it was my waters....... I replied that my ensuite floor was covered and I had already soaked through 3 Sheridan towels and a bathmat!

I don't want to frighten you but in my case DS had an obstructed bowel which was occurred because he has a genetic condition called cystic fibrosis. It was not picked up in early scans as his happened very quickly.

It sounds like you are in good hands though and you are being monitored. I wish you all the best xx

#8 madammuck

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

This is so interesting, I never even knew there was a name for it other than "monster-sized baby". It wasn't explained to us at all, though clearly this was what we were being tested for at the time.

DS was measuring almost 13cms over normal fundal height at one point and we had a very nerve-wracking few weeks while waiting to confirm any abnormalities. It sounds as if all PPs have been in the same boat.

In our case, DS was fine and was a very average 8 pounds 5 (compared to what we were being told to expect!), arriving at 40+1. I did however have an ocean of fluid, so when my waters broke we all knew about it.

#9 ~Sasha~

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

Hi.

I had polyhydramnios with DD.  It was complicated because she was also footling breach.
I think if she was in a normal position it would not be as risky.
I had to go in to hospital as soon as I found out and had her by c section at 37 weeks.
When she was born she was in ICU for almost two weeks because she was not able to breath well.  She was otherwise a healthy baby. She now has ASD but that has nothing to do with polyhydramnios.


Edited by ~Sasha~, 29 January 2013 - 10:19 AM.





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