I am 32 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby. My (type1) diabetes control this time around is not as good as with my first baby(Mark!). My latest A1C, about 5 weeks ago, was 6.0, but it may have gone up some since then. At my appointment last week, at 31 weeks, I was told that I have Polyhydramnios (high amniotic fluid) with an AFI of 27.
I saw a few discussions on here about high AFIs, but I thought there would have been more info being it's common with diabetics. I also have been googling it but the info out there is pretty vague.
I am hoping to hear from others that had/have high AFIs during your pregnancy. In particular, I was wondering -
- What were your AFI levels and during what week of pregnany? (what was your max/when?)
- Did your AFI increase or decrease during your last trimester? Could you associate it directly to your diabetes control (A1c)? (I didn't think that my 6.0 was THAT bad to cause this!)
- Did your doctor check for any of the other possible causes of high AFI (like baby inability to swallow because of an intestinal tract blockage or neurological abnormalities)(did they do an amnio, or did they just assume it was because of your diabetes?)
- Did you deliver early because of this, or have any complications? (most people say don't worry about this, but the info looks pretty scary, and my doctors says I better get my diabetes under better control!)!)