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preterm labor face 121193 Due June 4 (boy); 16 kids; Ohio 26 posts
30th Apr '13

So I've gone into preterm labor three times in the past month I am now 35 weeks pregnant I am not dilated at all what so ever of thinned out at all... But they said if I go into preterm labor at thirty six weeks that they would not stop it at all well I guess my question is what will they do if I go into preterm labor at thirty six weeks n I'm not dilating what will they do

jen black 2 kids; California 2032 posts
30th Apr '13

Walking, cervidil, sidatec, pitocin (that's my guess)

face 121193 Due June 4 (boy); 16 kids; Ohio 26 posts
30th Apr '13

Will they actually give me pitocin or will they send me home with the contractions until I dilate... I'm just really nervous about this bc I don't want him to be early but then again I want him out I'm scared they might send me home having the contractions n me end up not dilating n have to deal with the pain

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
30th Apr '13

How have you gone into labor 3 times if you are not dialated or thinned out?

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
30th Apr '13

They prolly mean they won't stop you if ur progressing but if ur not dilating or anything they'll prolly send u home and u could contract for wks still. Guess it would depend on how far apart the contractions are. I'm in the same boat- 35 wks been to l&d 3 or 4xs now to stop labor, but I am slowly progressing.

face 121193 Due June 4 (boy); 16 kids; Ohio 26 posts
30th Apr '13

Each time I've had contractions they have been two to three minutes apart and the was going all the way up to 100 on the monitor that shows your having contractions but my cervix was still closed after they stopped them is there anything I can do to try and dilate if they send me home

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting face 121193:</b>" Each time I've had contractions they have been two to three minutes apart and the was going all the way ... [snip!] ... but my cervix was still closed after they stopped them is there anything I can do to try and dilate if they send me home"</blockquote>




A chick in the bed next to me was 38 wks, 2-3 min apart contractions that she was crying through bc of the pain and bc she wasn't dilated or effaced at all they sent her home. Her guy was asking all sorts of questions about how to help her and most of it was maybe walking, maybe sex, but baby wasn't engaged yet.

face 121193 Due June 4 (boy); 16 kids; Ohio 26 posts
30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:</b>" How have you gone into labor 3 times if you are not dialated or thinned out?"</blockquote>




each time I've gone to the hospital when having contractions they told me each time I was going into preterm labor I asked them if that means I was having b&h n they said no I was in preterm labor based on how my contractions was so close together

face 121193 Due June 4 (boy); 16 kids; Ohio 26 posts
30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting DifferentDay:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting face 121193:</b>" Each time I've had contractions they have ... [snip!] ... asking all sorts of questions about how to help her and most of it was maybe walking, maybe sex, but baby wasn't engaged yet."</blockquote>




So basically I'm gonna have to deal with the pain until he is ready

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
30th Apr '13

Maybe. U can take Tylenol to help if it works, my midwife told me that. I know after 36 wks if ur prescribed terbutaline to stop the contractions u don't have to take it after that wk bc it's less likely to be effective?! But yea the idea is to keep baby in as close to full term as possible. I know some hospitals will not even admit u if ur not 3 or 4+ cm dilated no matter how strong n close together the contractions are. I'm a 2.5 cm as of today so if I progress anymore to a 3 or 4 cm (which could take wks or not no one really knows) I could be admitted but I don't want to be induced or helped along so I'd prolly suck it up until they said he was fully engaged n ready lol

face 121193 Due June 4 (boy); 16 kids; Ohio 26 posts
30th Apr '13

Yeah I mean I can deal with the pain to a limit but I'm gonna try and keep him in there as long as I can...

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting face 121193:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:</b>" How have you gone into labor 3 times ... [snip!] ... them if that means I was having b&h n they said no I was in preterm labor based on how my contractions was so close together"

BandH can be close together. Labor is when the contractions are actually dialating and effacing. Did they give you drugs to stop them?

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 15811 posts
30th Apr '13

By the technical definition of preterm labor you are not in labor if it isn't changing your cervix, so what you're really asking is what will they do if you are getting contractions at 36 weeks that aren't changing your cervix....the answer is nothing, doctors won't do anything about it before 37 weeks

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 15811 posts
30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting face 121193:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:</b>" How have you gone into labor 3 times ... [snip!] ... them if that means I was having b&h n they said no I was in preterm labor based on how my contractions was so close together"</blockquote>




They can't diagnose preterm labour without cervical change, what they should have more accurately told you was that you were contracting and were having threatened preterm labor not actual pretem labor.

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting face 121193:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Thr3e Little ... [snip!] ... have more accurately told you was that you were contracting and were having threatened preterm labor not actual pretem labor."

This. Sometimes, sadly, doctors diagnose women as having preterm labor simply so that they can prescribe them medicine that is unnecessary. They make more money that way. :( That is why I asked. I was put on complete bed rest and meds with my first and learned later in school that it was not even necessary because I had not even begun to dialate or thin out. This same doctor also tried to convince me to have an elective C section. :roll: