Re: Low amniotic fluid
Hi and thanks to all of you who responded. Ehlers danlos syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. It presents itself in many ways-not just throught the joints. The blood vessels and all organs can be affected as well. I had no symptoms of the dissorder untill I was 23-after the birth of my daughter. I was diaged because I had resulting nerve damage-if I hadnt I probably would have never been diagnosed. Im not saying this is the reason for all unexplained ogliohydrominos, but it was definantly the answer for me. I had varring levels of fluid-from a 2 to a 8-getting IV fluid would always bring it back up temporarliy. I drank a gallon of water everyday as well. Also, there are medical stockings you can buy that improve circulation. I was eventually induced because of the fluid level-she was about a week early. There were no medical problems with her at all( besides the probability that she has a connective tissue dissorder). So if you do have low fluid and no answers as to why, you have to take matters into your own hands and do the reserch yourself. Making sure that you dont have a connective tissue dissorder is important in these cases because of the many complications that can arise such as haemorage, and epidural problems. Ask your OB if he/she knows of the dissorder and of the possible complications. It is only precautionary, not everone with EDS has these problems. Good luck to all of you mommies!