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They stopped my labor again.... KAshcraft♥ 50 kids; Savannah, Georgia 343 posts
12th Mar '13

So I went to the dr today to have my 2nd to last dr apt. The dr told me I was a 5 and to go to the ER since I had been having contractions since 4am YESTERDAY morning.... So I go to the hospital a few hours later (had to wait for the babysitter to come) and when I got up there my contractions were 1.5 to 2 mins apart and I was dialated a 4.5(not a 5 but still close) well, I'm 38 weeks tomorrow and they stopped my labor because I wasn't 5cm or 39 weeks... this is the 3rd time they have stopped my labor after being dialated a 4! Is this normal? I'm so annoyed right now because any other hospital around here admit you after a 4 but not my hospital. I'd had nurses tell me that I should have been admitted and they shouldn't of stopped it since my body NATURALLY went into labor. What do you guys think?

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63811 posts
12th Mar '13

You're past 36 weeks, right? Most places won't stop labor after 36 weeks. I'm surprised they stopped it. What did they give you?

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7012 posts
12th Mar '13

:shock: but you are 38wks... I thought after 36-37wks they didn't stop labor. Heck it was 35wks at the hospital I delivered at.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112488 posts
12th Mar '13

WTF would they stop your labor. Thats asinine.

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
12th Mar '13

My hospital doesn't stop labor past 35 weeks. I'd be a little upset.

Take me as I am 18 kids; Wyoming 1669 posts
12th Mar '13

Stupid ass people, you can only stop something natural from happening before it bites them in the ass, I'd go back and say I'm not going anywhere until I leave with a baby lol

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13908 posts
12th Mar '13

That is so weird.

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
12th Mar '13

Pretty much what everyone else said..makes no sense why they would stop it when you're this far along.

KAshcraft♥ 50 kids; Savannah, Georgia 343 posts
12th Mar '13

OK Glad I'm not the only one who thinks that! There is another hospital about 30 mins away should I go to that one instead of the one Ive been going to??

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13908 posts
12th Mar '13
Quoting KAshcraft♥:" OK Glad I'm not the only one who thinks that! There is another hospital about 30 mins away should I go to that one instead of the one Ive been going to??"


does your dr have privileges there?

KAshcraft♥ 50 kids; Savannah, Georgia 343 posts
12th Mar '13
Quoting Vivian [38.2]:" does your dr have privileges there?"

I don't know what that is...

♥MamaToSilas♥ 1 child; Illinois 9281 posts
12th Mar '13
Quoting KAshcraft♥:" I don't know what that is..."


Can your doctor deliver you at that hospital

mom2hailey&leah&aria 3 kids; Florida 1280 posts
13th Mar '13

I went into labor last Thursday and was only 36 weeks and they stopped it. It sucks thinking you are having a baby and then not but I was 36 weeks and not term yet so I wasn't that disappointed, however I would have been furious if I was 38 weeks and they stopped it. Next time you should refuse the medication that stops the contractions they cannot give you the meds if you say no. Were you progressing at all?

Mama Bear3 Due March 28; 19 kids; Fort Knox, Kentucky 1467 posts
13th Mar '13

I would have refused them stopping labor again. You are term and your body is clearly trying to have this baby. I would not return to that hospital if you have a choice. What a bunch of chaos and idiots. They should have let you had your baby.....

KAshcraft♥ 50 kids; Savannah, Georgia 343 posts
15th Mar '13

I went back later that night at midnight and was still 4.5cm but my contractions were 1.5 mins to 2 mins apart. And they STILL sent me home. I told them I didn't want any meds but they said they won't take me till I am 5cm which I don't understand why when I am having a C-section... ugh. I have to go to this hospital otherwise I would go elsewhere...