Re: Please give me input any will help - Preterm Labor
I had preterm labor at 32 weeks with my daugher and was hospitalized for almost a week and the meds didn't stop the contractions, like you I wasn't dialating either, so was sent home on limited activity. I had the contractions right up to when she was born at 36 weeks.
This pregnancy I was just in the hospital (31 weeks) I was having 2-4 contractions every 10 minutes. They gave me 2 shots of steroids for the babys lungs in case I do deliver early, and checked me twice in 3 hours with no change so they sent me home. The Ob said noone knows why this happens, the most common reasons are dehydration, urinary infections, and overdoing yourself...none of which was my problem this week, so other than those there really is noone who can tell you why. She said some people just have irritable uterus's and will contract but it won't be the type of contractions that cause any changes...they did tell me to keep watch over it and if they get stronger or I show any other types of labor symptoms to go in and they'll make sure it's not the real thing again.
Other than that try to take it easy, get as much water and rest as possible and concentrate on getting past 36 weeks...the longer the better but anything after 36 weeks is the full term mark so aim for there, and hope you last longer.
Goodluck hun, you aren't alone.
Last edited by kierrasmommy; 06-24-2005 at 08:05 PM.