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Saturday, October 3, 2009



"an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by an excess of amniotic fluid. It occurs in less than 1% of pregnancies and is diagnosed by palpation, ultrasound, or radiographic examination. It is associated with maternal disorders, including toxemia of pregnancy and diabetes mellitus, and some fetal disorders, including anomalies of the GI tract, respiratory tract, and cardiovascular system, which may interfere with normal exchange of amniotic fluid. Fetal hydrops and multiple gestation are also associated with the condition. The incidence of premature rupture of the membranes, premature labor, and perinatal mortality is increased.

Periodic amniocentesis may be necessary."

Early in the second trimester, us babies start to swallow the amniotic fluid, pass it through our kidneys, and excrete it as urine, which we then swallows again. This keeps just the right amount of fluid
in the amniotic sac. With me, the system broke down and he amniotic fluid just kept increasing in volume.

What this all meant was that mom got HUGE.

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