Pregnancy week 28

It’s been a couple weeks sense I posted. My midwife came over and we got some answers but things have been so crazy that I haven’t posted the news. Drum roll please…It’s NOT twins. There is only one baby cookin in there. However, the reason I’m so big is because I have a lot of amniotic fluid which is making me measure bigger.

I’ve tried to look up info on it but there isn’t a lot to go on. Only 1% get this. There are a few reasons you can end up with more fluid, but 65% end up with more fluid for now reason at all and baby is totally find. The reasons you can have more fluid are if you are having multiple babies, and/or have gestational diabetes, both of which I don’t have. The other reasons are more scary. If the baby has down or if there are birth defects, both of which would have been picked up by the ultrasound. So, out of this 1% I fall into the 65% that just has more fluid for no reason. Good times.

The one this that does concern me is that with all the extra fluid I can get what’s called cord prolapse. This is when after my water breaks and floods the room, the cord gets under the baby and tries to come out first. In many cases this calls for an emergency C-section.The thought of tis makes me sick to my stomach. I know people have them all the time but the thought of being cut open totally freaks me out. Just thinking about it now I’m feeling sick and feel like crying.

My midwife reassured me that most times everything is fine so not to worry. Easier said then done. haha There are things that can be done if the cord does prolapse that can be tried before a C-section but I’ll spare you the details.

The other info I found was that it’s common for people to go into preterm labor and end up on bed rest. I’m totally fine going into labor early, who wouldn’t be, right? As long as I’m in the save zone. But bed rest can’t happen. Not this time around. We don’t even know If we’ll have our own place when the baby is born and Dean will still be on a weight restriction, so yeah, no bed rest for me. This baby, and my body better behave!

Have you ever had a C-section? Did you ever have too much fluid that caused problems?

About these ads

3 thoughts on “Pregnancy week 28

  1. I can’t believe you are already 28 weeks along! It seems like your pregnancy has gone so fast – though, maybe it doesn’t feel that way when you’re the one carrying the baby :) I hope your baby cooks as long as he or she needs to before making their grand arrival! It was scary having a baby 5 weeks early, but because he was healthy, it ended up not being so bad… Taking a tiny baby home from the hospital was very intimidating, though. You remember how tiny Eli was!

    I’m glad you got checked out and all is well with your pregnancy. Thinking of you!
    Amy @ http://livinglifetruth.blogspot.com/

    • The time really has gone by fast. With everything else going on I sometimes forget I’m pregnant. haha Not so much anymore with being so big though. I’m all for having the baby early as long as he/she is healthy. Eli was soooo tiny when he was first born. Looking at him now you’d never know his was such a little peanut.

  2. Hi, visiting your blog from New Zealand. Coincidentally, I gave birth 2 weeks ago having had excess amniotic fluid like yourself. The reason for mine was discovered when I went for an ultrasound to check on the position of the placenta (placenta praevia – unrelated to the fluid problem). They found that our baby had a blockage in the digestive system between the stomach and intestine which meant fluid wasn’t being absorbed and processed by baby so it was just building up. This cause of excess fluid goes hand in hand with Down’s Syndrome and was clearly picked up by ultrasound. The excess fluid in itself is not linked to Down’s. Found all this out at 29 weeks. I became quite uncomfortable by 33 weeks and Ob made the call to deliver the baby due to monitoring of the placenta which didn’t look so great. I had a caesarean (my first after 8 straightforward natural births) and I was nervous. It was okay though (like you, I’m not fond of the idea of being opened up!). The recovery is a little rough, especially in the first couple of days, but after that I felt an improvement every day. Our little boy was 7 weeks early but strong. He needed surgery to repair the blockage and is still in Neonatal care at hospital but doing well. He does have Down’s Syndrome, but even that doesn’t seem a big deal to us now. He’s beautiful and safely here. Try not to panic about a caesarean, it’s okay. My advice regarding the huge belly is to take it a little easy. Try not to twist, bend and stretch too much. I found sleeping in a chair more comfortable than the bed (my hips and legs ached with the weight after a couple of hours lying in bed). Don’t think too far ahead because you can do your head in mulling over all the ways this pregnancy could pan out … One day at a time. Best wishes for a safe delivery. Jodie

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s