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early labor induction? tia_44 1 child; Fayetteville, Arkansas 2 posts
24th Mar '13

I went into early labor at 33 weeks, they got me to stop but I dilated to 4cm when I got to the hospital. I'm now at 35 weeks and supposed to b on bed rest which is hard for me cause I'm really active, do u girls believe its okay to start doing natural stuff that help start labor since I'm already dilated but on bed rest?

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
24th Mar '13

Not at 35 weeks. I think you need to wait until 37 weeks at the very least.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
24th Mar '13

You are on bed rest so you don't have a baby early. Why other seeing a doctor if you're going to disregard their advice. 35 weeks is premature.

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
24th Mar '13

No 35 weeks is premature.

A, E & W's mommy Due October 21; Bulgaria 15280 posts
24th Mar '13

I wouldn't do anything at all for another week and then I'd only behave normally and not do anything to try and further things along for at least another week after that but probably closer to two weeks.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
24th Mar '13

No you dont want a preemie. If it was safe for the baby to come now the doctors wouldn't be stopping labor and have you on bed rest. You can be dilated for weeks too.

мɑkɑnɑni ~*~, FL, United States 62913 posts
status 24th Mar '13

No. You'd be stupid to do anything to purposely endanger your baby.

tia_44 1 child; Fayetteville, Arkansas 2 posts
24th Mar '13

I forgot to mention he is already over 5 pounds and is completely healthy, also I've read on other sites that he would b fine if he was to come now, plus I never had any contractions or anything while in the hospital and they gave that steroids shot like they were supposed to. I still don't understand why they r keeping me on bed rest I'm completely fine now. Also for future references please keep the word stupid out of your posts, it is a very rude derogative word for me and I would appreciate it if people did not use and thank you for ur opinions.

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2384 posts
24th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting tia_44:</b>" I forgot to mention he is already over 5 pounds and is completely healthy, also I've read on other sites ... [snip!] ... posts, it is a very rude derogative word for me and I would appreciate it if people did not use and thank you for ur opinions."</blockquote>




Those estimates of weight can be way off and 5 lbs is still tiny when an average baby is 7.5 lbs.

A, E & W's mommy Due October 21; Bulgaria 15280 posts
24th Mar '13
Quoting tia_44:" I forgot to mention he is already over 5 pounds and is completely healthy, also I've read on other sites ... [snip!] ... posts, it is a very rude derogative word for me and I would appreciate it if people did not use and thank you for ur opinions."


Hunny, the steroid shots won't mean anything for his lungs now, they're only good for two weeks and then his lungs are just like everyone else's at his gestation, it's not a get out of jail free card. And weight doesn't equal healthy, unless you've had an amnio you can't know if he's totally ready or not. 35 weekers don't often spend a lot of time in the NICU but are also not generally as healthy or able to withstand illness as older babies, and may in fact need NICU time anyway.

мɑkɑnɑni ~*~, FL, United States 62913 posts
status 24th Mar '13
Quoting tia_44:" I forgot to mention he is already over 5 pounds and is completely healthy, also I've read on other sites ... [snip!] ... posts, it is a very rude derogative word for me and I would appreciate it if people did not use and thank you for ur opinions."


His weight is an estimate and his organs are still developing.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
24th Mar '13
Quoting tia_44:" I forgot to mention he is already over 5 pounds and is completely healthy, also I've read on other sites ... [snip!] ... posts, it is a very rude derogative word for me and I would appreciate it if people did not use and thank you for ur opinions."


You can't say with 100% accuracy that he is "completely healthy." The steroid shots only help for a certain amount of time before you would have to get another round of them. They are keeping you on bed rest because you went into preterm labor and could still go into it again. His weight was just an estimate, he might not actually be 5 lbs yet. It's too big a risk to take.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
24th Mar '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" Hunny, the steroid shots won't mean anything for his lungs now, they're only good for two weeks and ... [snip!] ... NICU but are also not generally as healthy or able to withstand illness as older babies, and may in fact need NICU time anyway."

This. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W4SQI7LIfI

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
24th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting tia_44:</b>" I forgot to mention he is already over 5 pounds and is completely healthy, also I've read on other sites ... [snip!] ... posts, it is a very rude derogative word for me and I would appreciate it if people did not use and thank you for ur opinions."</blockquote>




I had a 5lb baby at full term and though she was completely healthy she had trouble with keeping her temperature and spent a few days in scbu.