Yup, Catherine, I sure do understand the desire to quit while ahead with these little ones- I hit 33 weeks, and I was like- aren't we done yet? I KNOW she can get oxygen on the outside. The idea that I was chronically depriving my baby of oxygen really upset me. That oligo is not something I'd like to repeat.
It is especially distressing to me to consider how much trouble hypertension can cause our little ones.
Pregnant readers out there- don't let it spook you, though. Different people react differently to different levels of pressures, and the whole thing is influenced by all kinds of different things- like how the placenta forms, how much your blood volume increases, etc.
These are things that CAN happen, but doesn't necessarily mean that they will. True oligo, I think, is in less than 4% of pregnancies and oligo severe enough to deliver (less than 5cm) is less than 1%. Catherine, Nancy, and I are just plain lucky, I guess. I only wish that luck carried over to lotteries, raffle tickets, inheritances, etc...[:p]
Allie 5-13-98 (35 weeks-pre-e)
Baby Camille 4-17-03 (36 weeks- htn and oligo)