I have a velemenous cord insertion (VCI) so I have had monthly US's by a peri but am being treated by an OB. Today, for the first time, they DX'd me with polyhydraminos- too much water in the sac. The peri said I had a lot of water but didn't give me a number. He said I need to have weekly NST's or BPP's until delivery, which is in 4w when I will be 36w (early due to the VCI). He said if I have any contractions or bleeding, etc. to head to the hospital and that my water bag is like a waaaay overfilled balloon.
I came home and read about this condition and I am scared that there may be a birth defect, a stillbirth, or other bad things. I am trying to stay positive but I already have a DD with a birth defect so I am living in a realistic world- I know that birth defects do happen. Worse than that, the rate of stillbirth is twice as high with this condition.
Please, help me!
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02-27-2008, 08:07 PM #1
Please help re polyhydraminosstillhavehope-- TTC 10+ years before success with IVF#3 gave us a beautiful daughter born June 21, 2005.
TTC#2?? Sometime soon I hope!
02-28-2008, 01:10 PM #2momto3angelsRegistered Userhas no status.
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I wish I had words of wisdom to share with you, but I really don't. Did any of your research say why the risk of stillbirth is much higher? Since you are being monitored so frequently, I wonder if your risk is higher, or is the risk only higher when the medical team is unaware of the condition in-utero? Do you know what I'm asking?
I would recommend talking to your doctor about the risks of birth defects, too. Perhaps there are some u/s that can be done to bring you some peace of mind. Also, since you plan to deliver at 36 weeks, will they do an amnio prior to the delivery to ensure that the baby's lungs are mature? If so, perhaps they can run some tests on that amnio to see if there are birth defects~if nothing else, you will know in advnace and you may have some immediate intervention ready at the delivery, should the need be there.
All that being said, I hope HOPE HOPE that all your stress if for naught and that you and your baby are fine. Please keep us posted.April
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