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Thanks.

There is no history of diabetes in our family, and there never has been.

I feel reassured.
It is more common when the mama is overweight or older (I think over 35).

In my case it was genetics.

They do follow up on the kids though, my baby had a test right after birth and will have to a test at around 6 years of age. I need to be aware of a slightly higher risk of diabetes when I am old and grey
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Re: Amniotic fluid.

Meaning to ask, I did had some symptoms before the test which later I could tie to the diabetes. Fainting feeling at times, "racing" heartbeat after eating...You know the feeling you can't sit still and you have to do everything fast.
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Old 28.08.2011, 09:22
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Re: Amniotic fluid.

Not my baby.

She does not eat a lot of sugar, and she is incredibly fit and healthy.
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Old 28.08.2011, 09:29
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Not my baby.

She does not eat a lot of sugar, and she is incredibly fit and healthy.
She could still have it but less risk. I was high risk to have it - over weight and old (but I think the fact pregnancy made me not hungry at all) saved me from it as I lost weight
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My big sister is 6 months pregnant, and she had to go to the doctor today as she had spotting. I did not use a "capital "d" for the Doctor as he was an ass.

He told her she had too much amniotic fluid, and to please come back on Monday to do a diabetes test for the baby.

I have read up on it a bit, and I am a bit concerned. Is it something to be worried about?

It has only happened in the last week, and the baby is "quite large". Maybe they have got the conception date wrong, or maybe there is something wrong?

Any mothers here would be a great help
I read through the answers you have been given, thinking that perhaps there may be an answer from someone who is medically qualified to explain possibilities. No such luck.

As you have already "read up on it a bit" you are probably aware that indeed there is a chance of it being something to worry about. (Bertrand, thank you for giving the medical name for the condition, which gave me something to look up)

Natasha, I suspect that what you are actually wanting to hear from other mothers, are cases of where too much fluid/spotting have NOT resulted in anything nasty happening to either the other or the baby. Yes? And from the replies given so far, I think that you will be reassured.

From what little you have said about the doctor, it seems that s/he was not overly concerned at this stage, ( presumably based on medical knowledge and experience) but was still offering an overnight hospital stay to provide reassurance for the expectant mother. IMO, ( not a medical one) that sounds reasonable, in which case I agree with Bertrand that the dr is not an ass.

However, out of pure nosiness, I am curious about why you described the dr this way. Was it because of the "bedside manner?" I am under the impression that training in how to be courteous, tactful, comunicative and reassuring to a client, is not something that is taught at med school here - my one encounter with a doctor in Europe brought to mind a whole vocab of much stronger words!

Best wishes for your sister, and for you in giving her positive support.
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Old 28.08.2011, 09:53
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I read through the answers you have been given, thinking that perhaps there may be an answer from someone who is medically qualified to explain possibilities. No such luck.

As you have already "read up on it a bit" you are probably aware that indeed there is a chance of it being something to worry about. (Bertrand, thank you for giving the medical name for the condition, which gave me something to look up)

Natasha, I suspect that what you are actually wanting to hear from other mothers, are cases of where too much fluid/spotting have NOT resulted in anything nasty happening to either the other or the baby. Yes? And from the replies given so far, I think that you will be reassured.

From what little you have said about the doctor, it seems that s/he was not overly concerned at this stage, ( presumably based on medical knowledge and experience) but was still offering an overnight hospital stay to provide reassurance for the expectant mother. IMO, ( not a medical one) that sounds reasonable, in which case I agree with Bertrand that the dr is not an ass.

However, out of pure nosiness, I am curious about why you described the dr this way. Was it because of the "bedside manner?" I am under the impression that training in how to be courteous, tactful, comunicative and reassuring to a client, is not something that is taught at med school here - my one encounter with a doctor in Europe brought to mind a whole vocab of much stronger words!

Best wishes for your sister, and for you in giving her positive support.
Thanks for your post, and you have it right. Even though I have read up on it, I have been posting on this forum for 4 years now, and heave seen many friends that I have made through here have babies.

I started the first thread about it being inappropriate to seek medical advice here.

I am sorry if I was not direct enough, but you are right, I have what I need to know.

As for the Doctor, he said, "Do you want to stay here until the tests on Monday?". Not "You should stay here until Monday". He was exhausted, and I understand, and everything is foreign, which is why I was seeking input (not medical advice) from here.
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Re: Amniotic fluid.

diabetes during pregnancy has nothing to do with the family history . it is only pregnancy induced and goes once she delivers. doctor always goes for this test if the baby is big because after that they control your diet.there is no harm in going for that . there is nothing problematic in that it is just that you have a controlled diet after that and you can not eat certain things . and if the baby is too big, doctor can induce and have the delivery before time.
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Re: Amniotic fluid.

Natasha: best wishes to all concerned.
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