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preterm labour Mandy Robinson Due February 8; Australia 38 posts
5th Dec '12

So I have now been admitted this morning with preterm labour and on strict bed rest and trying some meds to settle it all and also got my first steroid shot today adn will have another one early hours of the morning. Im just wondering to anyone who had preterm labour how much further did you get? Also did you have to stay in the hospital the whole time or did they let you go back home once you hit a certain week? Thanks everyone

♥Jada Due October 20; 4 kids; Vicenza, Italy 6159 posts
5th Dec '12

I got to 6 cm, where my labor was stopped. Went like that 31 days until I was induced. They advised me I would deliver within the week, but I went home (2 hours) against medical advice. I would have contractions every five minutes ranging from 60-80 and they wouldn't change my cervix. Nothing did until my water was broken.

Alayah's mommy ♥ Due September 29; 17 kids; Grand Rapids, Michigan 4878 posts
5th Dec '12

I went in at 28 weeks and was 4cm dilated and 80% effaced. I was put on strick bed rest couldn't even use the bathroom since they didn't think I was going to make it out l&d with out having her. I also got a set of shot and was put on mag. Sulfate to stop my labor. After two days in l&d I was moved to a room where I waited two weeks and my little girl was born at 30 weeks. Alayah was 3lbs 13oz and was born with no complications. The only reason we had to stay in the NICU was to regulate her feeding (she has to eat 3oz in 20min) and get her up to 5lbs.

Sarah Cline Due December 13; Loris, South Carolina 38 posts
5th Dec '12

I went in at 29 weeks, 33 weeks and 35 weeks. I am now 39 weeks on friday. The first two times the tributalin helped. The third 2 shots of tribudulin made it worse and they had to give me the mag sulfate and steroid shots for her lungs as well as Procardia. I also had to have emergency surgery at 29 weeks on my kidneys which was causing a lot of my problems. My doctor told me I wouldn't make it past 36 weeks and now here I am. I think I made it too darn comfy for her and now she doesn't wanna come out. I am thankful though we made it this far.