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Old Dec 15th, 2010, 19:51 PM   1
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terrible news-question about labour


Hi

Well we had awful news today, our baby probably will die. We were being monitored for low fluid, originally suspected PPROM, then suspected production problem. Today at our scan, my placenta was working fine but less fluid and enlarged kidneys/small bladder. We've been referred to the RVI to see the renal team on friday and be rescanned etc.

My consultant reassured me if the worst happened, even though the baby is breech, if she won't make it anyway they won't put me through a c section (for her to die anyway). Is premature labour quicker? more painful? I can't believe we came so far to be told the worst again and I am terrified.



 
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Old Dec 15th, 2010, 21:38 PM   2
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I am so sorry, hun. My thoughts are with you and your LO.

My labor was pretty quick once it started again -- they tried stopping it with Magnesium Sulfate, but that only helped for 2 and a half days. It was very painful once the contractions started again because I was already 10 centimeters dilated, but it wasn't unbearable.



 
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Old Dec 15th, 2010, 23:28 PM   3
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I am so sorry for your devastating news.

Unfortunately no matter how far you are on all contractions etc are the same as going fullterm and how long you are in labour for is different for everyone. I delivered breech at 25 weeks and don't think it was any different but have nothing to compare it too.

I had a threatened miscarriage at 21 weeks and the midwife advised then to get an epidural when labour started as the labour would be the same but unfortunately with a devastating outcome.

I hope your appointment on Friday gives you some positive news

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Old Dec 16th, 2010, 02:58 AM   4
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I can only say theres not normally a difference between prem labour, except you may not tear. I hope you get better news on friday, you have done so well, i really thought you'd got through the worst. Thinking of you xxxxx



 
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Old Dec 16th, 2010, 03:15 AM   5
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Im so sorry to hear this hun. I had a c section with the girls but my labour lasted days on and off then I finally went into labour at around 4pm and had them the next morning at 2am.
I hope Friday brings you some better news.



 
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Old Dec 16th, 2010, 07:21 AM   6
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I am so sorry for your news. Fingers crossed you have good news tomorrow.
When I went into premature labour it all happened very fast, and I did it without pain relief as whilst I had asked for an epidural there wasn't time. But I was in spontaneous labour and not induced and I am sure that the hospital will make everything comfortable for you. I found the mental pain of what was happening was worse than the physical pain if that makes sense.



 
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Old Dec 16th, 2010, 07:57 AM   7
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Hi, i am not sure if i will help you or not telling you my story and my OH says to remember every pregnancy is different but there are some similarities. After 3 really bad bleeds early on in my pregnancy things settled down and i got to 20 weeks and my scan. It was then i was told that i had drastically low fluid levels, it wasn't PPROM and so they presumed Edwards syndrome (no kidneys/bladder) and i was told the only option was to terminate. I was devastated. It was arranged for me to come for a scan with the consultant ob a couple of days later. He was lovely and said although he could not see the kidneys/bladder, that he would send me to Yorkhill to a prof of fetal med to confirm. A few days later at the apt the prof said he could see kidneys and bladder and felt that although my fluid was extremely low it would be enough for lung dev. His fear however was PPROM and sure enough at 24 weeks my water broke. I was given very small odds the baby would survive if labour commenced and told about all the problems there would be if baby did make it. Anyway got steroids and waited..and waited..I managed to last another 8 weeks with continual leaking, scans, dopplers, anti-biotics etc. At one of the last scans before i went into labour the consultant measured babies lungs and said they were measuring v small and he was sure the baby would not survive outside the womb. I delivered by em-c section on Christmas Eve and to everyone's surprise my daughter was able to be ventilated (turns out she was actually fighting them doing it). She was 3lb (tiny for nearly 34 weeks) she did really well and was breathing on her own by day 2. We've had a few hurdles along the way and maybe more to come but it just shows that miracles can happen, the docs can be wrong. I don't want to get your hopes up but in the same way i do feel that staying positive got me through it. Good luck and please don't hesitate to contact me if you need to talk.



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Old Dec 16th, 2010, 14:06 PM   8
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Just wanted to send you

I didn't have labour with Sophie as I had an emergency c section so I can't comment on that but I just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you.

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Old Dec 16th, 2010, 14:58 PM   9
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I am so sorry about your news. I wanted to share this story with you...our neighbor in the NICU was born at 30 weeks, after his mom lost ALL of her fluid at 16 weeks. She was told to abort, but she refused as every scan they had his heartbeat was strong. They didn't bother putting her on bedrest as they all said Cole (her son) was just going to die. He had enlarged kidneys and a smaller bladder too. Well she delivered him at 30 weeks, alive and kicking!

He had/has poor lungs due to the lack of fluid but other than that he was a superstar. I just saw him a few months ago and he looks perfectly awesome.

As for labor with a preemie, it all depends. Mine was awful, I tore and was cut and I was fully dilated and he was engaged and not breech. It was also very painful, but the saving grace was it was quick.



 
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Old Dec 17th, 2010, 07:40 AM   10
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Sending you lots of . I am so sorry for your terrible news and pray for you that things improve.

I delivered my baby at 33+5 after going into labour suddenly for no apparent reason. The whole labour was about 2 hours from start to finish and although it was painful, it was nowhere near as bad as I had imagined.

My baby was born weighing 5lb 1oz. I had no tears and just had gas and air for pain relief.

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