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Anyone diagnosed with or had Polyhydramnios?

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Ive been diagnosed with mild Polyhydramnios. I’m so worried, has anyone else experienced this and gone on to have a healthy baby?

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Hello, yes I had this during my pregnancy. Sometimes it’s associated with gestational diabetes but often they can’t find a reason for it (they couldn’t find a reason for mine). I had extra scans just to keep an eye on it and was given advice about what to do if my waters broke at home. My fluid levels actually went back to normal on their own a week before my due date. If they had still been high I would have been induced early. There was absolutely no impact on the baby, he is perfectly healthy. All the best with the rest of your pregnancy.

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Bonknee21 in reply to CC2019

Hello, thank you so much for your reply. The consultant has arranged fortnightly scans and weekly Doppler testing. I’m praying all will be ok. Thank you again for your reassurance and best wishes.

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Goape123 in reply to CC2019

Can i ask how much water you have? and what extra scans/appointments you've been offered.

I've been diagnosed with polyhydramnios at 30 weeks and my next scan is scheduled for 36 weeks (which was planned before they found out about the extra water)

When i called up to question the Drs plan, i was told that is normal. However everywhere im looking im seeing everyone else being offered extra fortnightly scans.

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CC2019 in reply to Goape123

Hello. I can’t remember what my fluid measurements were but I was told my polyhydramnios was relatively mild. I had fortnightly scans after I had been diagnosed and met with a consultant after each scan. My maternity care was consultant led from the beginning (for an unrelated reason) I’m not sure whether this made any difference to the number of additional scans I had after I was diagnosed. Six weeks does sound like a long time to wait under the circumstances but I only have my own experience to go by. Have you been told what your fluid levels are and has the doctor suggested a glucose test?

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Goape123 in reply to CC2019

They just said i had polyhydramnios, the dr leading my appointment i think must have been newly qualified, and not my usual consultant.

They sent me for a glucose test and for extra blood tests to rule out GTT and infections.

They also mentioned that baby will go and have tests (had to question what tests) once born.

and that was it i was scheduled in for my routine 36 week scan (was under a consultant before this) and off i went.

I may just book myself a private scan to put my own mind at ease.

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Cats2707 in reply to CC2019

Hello, I've just been told today I have polyhydraminos...my notes say AFI is 22 but no one said if this is mild or severe...I'm.29+3. I have been told I will now be consultant led and am back in two weeks for another scan. It really is scary to hear and my mind has gone into overdrive with worse case scenarios 😔 I've had a GTT and was negative but think I will have to have another one to be sure. How have you been since?

Hi,

I was diagnosed with this in my 3rd trimester and my baby is now 10 months old and perfectly healthy!

I was retested for GD (which was negative) and was given regular growth scans until I gave birth. Ultimately, they said there was no reason for it - my midwife said this most often the case, and almost always the case when it’s mild.

I’m sorry you’re going through the stress, I remember being so panicked. Try to enjoy the extra scans and getting to see your little one, who I’m sure will be absolutely perfect! Loads of luck xx

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Bonknee21 in reply to Solly-44

Thank you so much for you reassurance and for telling me about your own experience. It’s so nice to chat with someone who’s experienced the same anxiety this causes, yet come out the other side with positive results! Thank you so much Xx

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Goape123 in reply to Bonknee21

Can i ask how much water you have? and what extra scans/appointments you've been offered.

I've been diagnosed with polyhydramnios at 30 weeks and my next scan is scheduled for 36 weeks (which was planned before they found out about the extra water)

When i called up to question the Drs plan, i was told that is normal. However everywhere im looking im seeing everyone else being offered extra fortnightly scans.

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