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LA REINA™ Chicago, IL, United States 15863 posts
3rd Aug
Quoting graysensmom2010:" I wasn't strapped down, but I had a catheter in because they didn't want me getting out of bed because ... [snip!] ... up. I don't see any point in being strapped in unless someone is at risk of harming themselves or others. I would be pissed."


No, not strapped down like that :lol: Just constantly attached to the fetal monitors.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
3rd Aug
Quoting graysensmom2010:" I wasn't strapped down, but I had a catheter in because they didn't want me getting out of bed because ... [snip!] ... up. I don't see any point in being strapped in unless someone is at risk of harming themselves or others. I would be pissed."

Isn't magnesium used to stop labor?

graysensmom2010 TTC since Nov 2013; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Terre Haute, Indiana 173 posts
4th Aug

I have never heard of magnesium being used to stop labor. I was on Pitocin because I was being induced and they were giving me mag for blood pressure.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
4th Aug
Quoting graysensmom2010:" I have never heard of magnesium being used to stop labor. I was on Pitocin because I was being induced and they were giving me mag for blood pressure."


Magnesium sulfate may be used to stop preterm labor when:



  • Labor needs to be delayed for 24 to 48 hours to: Let corticosteroids given to the mother help fetal lungs mature.
  • Provide time to move a mother to a hospital that offers neonatal intensive care, if her local hospital does not.


Regular contractions of the uterus have thinned (effaced) the cervix and opened (dilated) it less than 4 cm, and the mother's amniotic sac has not broken.

The mother is healthy.

The fetus is alive and not in distress.

Another tocolytic medicine has not slowed uterine contractions.

Treatment with other tocolytic medicines has been stopped because of side effects.


If preterm labor is likely to lead to preterm delivery, magnesium sulfate may be used to reduce the risk of cerebral palsy in the premature newborn.2More research is needed to find out how well this works.3

[Gryffinwhore♥] Due March 3; 34 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 32770 posts
4th Aug

I was "strapped down". I probably could have moved about, but I chose not to because it was my first baby and I didn't know any better. I got up to go pee and that was about it.



Then I did worse to myself because I got an epidural and that lead to a catheter, and the stress on the my body lead to oxygen...ect, ect.



The other posters are right, though. You CAN make the choice. Put your foot down. They can't make you do anything.

Stephanied1994 Japan 3 posts
12th Aug
Quoting C.K.I:" I don't want to be induced. I realize, however, that I was induced for medical reasons the last two times ... [snip!] ... strapped down for my two inductions and it SUCKED. I just don't know if they will flip shit if I try to walk and move around."


The cannot force you to be strapped down. If you refuse it there is nothing that they can do. If they try just take them to court for battery and false imprisonment and get them in front of the medical council.