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Preterm labor I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
5th Apr '13

It all started Monday after my 30 week appointment, everything went well other than me dropping 1lb since my 28 week appointment, and my ob being concerned about preterm because I'm small to begin with. I SO and I went for a drive and out of no where I felt like I was going to start my period. . I was in pain and pretty uncomfortable, but no bleeding or anything so we went about our day! Later that night I startd having what I thought were Braxton Hicks which I've been having since about 26 weeks, well they didn't stop and I had 11 in an hour so I called the on call who told me to be seen in l&d.. it was 4am so I ended up just sleeping it off and the following day was fine. Fast forward to yesterday, w oke up with more period like cramps and went into l&d where I was monitored and was having consistant contractions, but my cervix didn't change so they brought me back for a test today to rule out preterm labor for the next two weeks and it was negative yay:) but she's telling me if I have more than 4-5 contractions in an hour to go back in :( which I'm almost positive is going to happen.. pretty bummed, but I hope this baby sticks around for a few more weeks! I don't want another preemie.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
5th Apr '13

Ask about terbutaline in pill form. You take one small pill every 4-6 hours and it keeps your uterine muscles relaxed. I took it for several weeks with my youngest daughter.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
5th Apr '13

I had preterm labor at 31 weeks and made it to 38, but only on bedrest! It sucked

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
5th Apr '13

I went into preterm labor two weeks ago tomorrow (33 weeks).. well that's when I finally went to l&d. My contractions were three minutes apart, i had three shots of terbutaline and a muscle relaxed and was discharged 2cm dilated and contraction seven times in an hour
My midwife put me on bed rest, has me taking vitamin D3, vitamin c with citrus bioflavnoids, magnesium 3x a day and valerian root and I'm still pregnant!

Bow Making Mama♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 18850 posts
5th Apr '13

This happened to me at 32 weeks this time around and 34 1/2 weeks with my son both times they had to give me a terbutaline shot.

I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
5th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting GL♣PC:</b>" I went into preterm labor two weeks ago tomorrow (33 weeks).. well that's when I finally went to l&d. ... [snip!] ... has me taking vitamin D3, vitamin c with citrus bioflavnoids, magnesium 3x a day and valerian root and I'm still pregnant!"</blockquote>




Yay! Stick baby, stick! Well I'm not in pre term yet, but my ob is pretty concerned! It's not considered labor uet because I'm not dilating! Good luck:)

I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
5th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bow Making Mama♥:</b>" This happened to me at 32 weeks this time around and 34 1/2 weeks with my son both times they had to give me a terbutaline shot."</blockquote>




That's the next step if my cervix shows any changes! They only reason I haven't had the shot is because my cervix is still closed and long!

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting I'm actually a virgin:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Bow Making Mama♥:</b>" This happened to me at 32 weeks ... [snip!] ... step if my cervix shows any changes! They only reason I haven't had the shot is because my cervix is still closed and long!"


I got the shots. They burned going in and made my arm super sore lol. They didn't stop my contractions either. I dilated to a 2, and was 80% effaced, but still was able to make it to 38 weeks. When they delivered I was 5 cm, 100% effaced. Baby dropped at 28 weeks, and stayed at a +3 (I think, +3 or -3, whichever is lower lol, he was about to fall out!) for the last 7 weeks of my pregnancy. Felt like I was squishing his head everytime I moved lol.

I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
5th Apr '13

Well shoot! I've had 3 mi nor contractions since I've posted this! I'm going to drink some water and lay down.. I'm super bummed :/