Wow RR, that's really interesting. I'm already really resentful toward the IV fluids I was given with Eddie's birth. Either they gave me wayyyyyy too much, or my body just didn't respond right, because they made me so swollen down below that it contributed to Eddie getting stuck and having to be yanked out. I came home and only weighed about 5 or 6 pounds less than when I left for the hospital, and good grief the baby itself weighed nearly 9 pounds not to mention all of the other fluids and placenta leaving. I hadn't thought about the fluids affecting the baby. My milk was late coming in, and he got legitimately majorly dehydrated and lost way too much weight until we started supplementing. They blamed it on him burning his brown fat from cooking so long, but I wonder if the fluids bumped up his birth weight a few ounces and made the weight loss more dramatic. Anyway, if I end up in the hospital for some reason with this baby, my number one thing will be NO IV FLUIDS (unless there are clear signs I am dehydrated and can't drink enough). I had already decided that before reading this article, but this gives me new reasons to turn them down.