Could I Have Low Amniotic Fluid and IUGR Again?

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 35 years old and thinking about having my third child. However, I had to be induced with my youngest (19 months) due to low fluid and IUGR. He was about 3 ½ weeks early. I was almost 2 weeks late with my first child.

I was wondering if there is a chance that the low fluid and IUGR could occur again. There was no known cause. Would it be a high risk pregnancy?

ANSWER

It sounds like you may have had a problem with your placenta last time, and there is no reason to think you would again. It's possible, but not likely.

Good luck!
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.