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labor scare Young Native Mama 2 kids; 2 angel babies; San Jacinto, California 129 posts
30th May '13

So there I was at my weekly appointment getting my test done for GB, and also got checked to see if I was dialting well I was only a 2 and 60%, and still thick, she also checked with a test strip to see if all the discharge i was having was my water leaking, half the strip said positive so to be safe she sent me to labor and delivery.. (Earlier that day i had been getting cramps but not too bad) as soon as i stood up from the bed to put my clothes back on i got a contraction! And it hurt! i instantly started getting contraction about 5min apart.. Got into labor and delivery got into my room where the nurse checked me and did a FERN test to send to see if it was my waters, and she also checked me, I was the same.. As i laid there with the monitors on i kept having constant contractions, well long story short the test came back negative, i received two pills to stop my contractions which only worked for 15min then received an IV to make sure I stayed hydrated.. Contractions started at 4:30pm yesterday and stopped on their own 5:00am this morning, so in between that time my contractions were at least 3min apart lasting about 45seconds, but i only got to a 3 still 60%, so once they stopped got discharged to go home at 6:00am, i was so happy I'd rather be home than be there in that uncomfortable bed!! Im 36 weeks and 6 days, they want baby to stay in as long as i can keep him in, or at least another week.. But well see he may just want to come sooner...

TmA's mommy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
30th May '13

I am surprised they stopped your labor that far along. I had preterm labor beginning at 35 weeks with my son and they told me there was no reason for them to stop it at that point. I ended up having him two and a half weeks later. I was 100% effaced and 2-3cm dilated the entire time.

LRX 3 kids; Alaska 28050 posts
30th May '13

Checking your cervix can stir up contractions. Probably since you were there chillin you were extra sensitive to notice them. Good luck!

Young Native Mama 2 kids; 2 angel babies; San Jacinto, California 129 posts
30th May '13
Quoting TmA's mommy:" I am surprised they stopped your labor that far along. I had preterm labor beginning at 35 weeks with ... [snip!] ... stop it at that point. I ended up having him two and a half weeks later. I was 100% effaced and 2-3cm dilated the entire time."

i honestly was surprised to, we thought the pills were going to make the contractions stop but they didn't they got worse! Glad to know yours came a couple weeks later im hoping this lil guy stays in a little longer too

Young Native Mama 2 kids; 2 angel babies; San Jacinto, California 129 posts
30th May '13
Quoting LRX:" Checking your cervix can stir up contractions. Probably since you were there chillin you were extra sensitive to notice them. Good luck!"

yeah I was really sensitive to them lol the nurse said I was contracting more than the patient that she needed to be contracting! Ah thank you

TmA's mommy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
30th May '13
Quoting Young Native Mama:" i honestly was surprised to, we thought the pills were going to make the contractions stop but they didn't ... [snip!] ... they didn't they got worse! Glad to know yours came a couple weeks later im hoping this lil guy stays in a little longer too"


Just remember that term is 37 weeks so your basically term at this point. If he came tonight chances of anything being wrong with him are very slim. Good luck! Enjoy your last moments of pregnancy.

Young Native Mama 2 kids; 2 angel babies; San Jacinto, California 129 posts
30th May '13
Quoting TmA's mommy:" Just remember that term is 37 weeks so your basically term at this point. If he came tonight chances of anything being wrong with him are very slim. Good luck! Enjoy your last moments of pregnancy."


thank you I will! Im going to enjoy some rest before he comes

LRX 3 kids; Alaska 28050 posts
30th May '13
Quoting TmA's mommy:" Just remember that term is 37 weeks so your basically term at this point. If he came tonight chances of anything being wrong with him are very slim. Good luck! Enjoy your last moments of pregnancy."


Just because you hit "term" doesn't mean everything is all gravy. There are a lot of developments in even the last few weeks. OP's got the right idea and needs to keep trying to bake that baby as longs as it needs :)

TmA's mommy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
30th May '13
Quoting LRX:" Just because you hit "term" doesn't mean everything is all gravy. There are a lot of developments in ... [snip!] ... in even the last few weeks. OP's got the right idea and needs to keep trying to bake that baby as longs as it needs :)"


I never said that. I said the chances of something being wrong with him are slim. The biggest issue is lung development at that point and if that was an issue it probably wouldn't be a serious one. I had issues with preterm labor and my OB went over the risks with me, its not that likely that anything would be seriously wrong. I never told her she should go ahead and try to get him out now, and anyways due dates can be off by a couple weeks so maybe he is ready to come.

LRX 3 kids; Alaska 28050 posts
30th May '13
Quoting TmA's mommy:" I never said that. I said the chances of something being wrong with him are slim. The biggest issue ... [snip!] ... should go ahead and try to get him out now, and anyways due dates can be off by a couple weeks so maybe he is ready to come."


Or maybe she's only 35 weeks... to say something not being wrong is naive. Although lungs are an issue with preterm babies, they also have issues eating and failure to thrive. The babies brain grows SO much from 36 to 38 weeks... what happens ultimately she can't control but she has the right mind set of taking it easy to keep him in longer instead of walking miles to try and hurry the process.

TmA's mommy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
30th May '13
Quoting LRX:" Or maybe she's only 35 weeks... to say something not being wrong is naive. Although lungs are an issue ... [snip!] ... but she has the right mind set of taking it easy to keep him in longer instead of walking miles to try and hurry the process. "


Point out where I told her to do that please?

LRX 3 kids; Alaska 28050 posts
30th May '13
Quoting TmA's mommy:" Point out where I told her to do that please? "


Told her to do what?

TmA's mommy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
30th May '13
Quoting LRX:" Told her to do what?"


Maybe I interrupted it wrongly but it seemed like you were implying that I was telling her she should go ahead and have him now because I told her she was basically term. I am not an idiot, I am well aware that he needs to stay in her until he is ready, I have been through this myself.

LRX 3 kids; Alaska 28050 posts
30th May '13
Quoting TmA's mommy:" Maybe I interrupted it wrongly but it seemed like you were implying that I was telling her she should ... [snip!] ... term. I am not an idiot, I am well aware that he needs to stay in her until he is ready, I have been through this myself."


No I wasn't implying that you were telling her to get him out... just saying that its slim for anything to be wrong is not accurate. I can understand that you were probably trying to be positive and optimistic but if she had taken it as "oh I'm term anyways... green light!" that wouldn't be good. I'm sure you know as well as I do how many pregos are trying to get their babies evicted as soon as possible and say things like "oh my friend's cousin's neighbor had a baby at 35 weeks and they were just fine".

Sarah FTM 3 kids; Massachusetts 47 posts
30th May '13

Oh that is scary.



Good think you are already 36 weeks. Just a few more days will make a big difference. Hold on, almost there!