very scary!!! Good news though is that the babies born at 32 weeks are usually just fine. the only thing is that they may need to spend a few weeks in the hospital after delivery. And the steroids shots help a lot to develop baby's lungs. My friend delivered her daughter last December at 31wks2days. The baby spent 5 weeks in the hospital but now she is at home and weight over 11 pounds. She doesn't even look like a premature baby, looks so chubby and healthy
I, myself, had preterm labor at 24 weeks
i went to the doc and they told me that my cervix was 80% effaced (thinned) and that I could go into labor any time. I also got 2 steroids shots and have been on bedrest since then. Now I am 36 weeks and doing well. One more week and I will be at full-term and walking as much as I want again. Bedrest hasn't been easy but it has helped me to get this far. Try to rest (get off your feet) as much as you can and drink LOTS and LOTS of water. I drink probably at least 2 liters of water a day. I know it is no fun but water helps you not have contractions. I've done a lot of research about preterm labor and premature babies so if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask or if you go online, there are so many resources. I wish you and your baby well!! Keep us posted.