Hey ladies. I just wanna say if you feel something is not right go in and get checked out. I was having a lot of pressure Tuesday night around 11:30pm and came into L&D to be checked. I felt like crap that entire day and something just felt wrong. By the time I got to the hospital I was shaking really bad. They checked me in, I wasn't having any contractions at the time. They checked my cervix, baby was really low and they said I was 1cm dilated I was scared to death. By the time the nurse got done asking all the questions I was bleeding and having contractions that only got worse. I got my husband there as quick as I could and the contractions were bad and fast when he got here. They gave me a shot of terbutaline to short term stop the contractions then they hooked me up to an IV drip of Magnesium and gave me my first steriod shot. I was on the mag for 27 hours until it started causing me a lot of problems so they turned it off at 4am after I got my 2nd steriod shot. So far so good, no more bleeding or contractions. Because of the bleeding they were worried about placental abruption but couldn't get me for an ultrasound because I was on the mag and couldn't leave the floor. But now they think maybe it was just a SCH. I'm now on Nifedipine 2 pills every 6 hours to keep the contractions away. I'll be in the hospital at least the next 2 days, not sure how long right now. I only saw my OB long enough this morning for him to tell me they were putting me on the pills and would be moving me to antepartum since labor had been stopped. This afternoon the neonatologist came in to talk to me about what would happen if I had to deliver right now. It was so scary. I am just praying that now I will make it until at least 35 weeks. I'm so scared. My mom has my 3 kids right now because my husband is working and he works 9am til 11pm and she's stressed out. I feel bad. He brought our 2 year old to the hospital this afternoon to see me and he's upset with mommy and wanted me to come home with him. I feel so horrible. I feel like I've been selfish now wanting to having this baby so badly and now this is happening. If something bad happens I'll never forgive myself . Has anyone else gone through this and been okay?
My sister in laws baby was born at 33 weeks and was very healthy...about 5 pounds.
There is a lot the hospitals can do now a days.
Good luck! I hope that your little one holds on in his home for a few more months.
I'm at a very good hospital thank God. The neonatologist came in and talked to me and there are very few things they can't handle here in the NICU such as severe heart defects or neonatal surgeries, baby would have to go to St. Louis about 2 hours from here. But my OB sounds really hopeful. Just didn't know if anyone else had a similar situation and go ahead to make it close to term.
Scary stuff. Hugs and so sorry you are going through this. I'm glad you trusted your instincts and went to the hospital and it sounds like they are takign good care of you. Please don't blame yourself or feel guilty about anything and just try to relax if you can. I hope baby stays inside for a long while and grows big and strong!
Good Luck hun- there are many women out there that have had contractions stopped and still made it full term. But, I think you would have to probably be on bed rest now. Do they know what started labor? And your poor little 2 yr. old, thats hard for him and you. I think being on bed rest will be your best bet at letting your little guy stay in there as long as possible. It will be hard with kids, but do-able. I was on bed rest this pregnancy early from 10 wk.-15 wk. because I had an sch. I also had my 2 kids to watch while my husband was at work. It was hard of course! Do you have anyone that can help you during the days or part of the days while your husband is at work?
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