(Closed) Pre-Term Labour!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: I went into pre-term labour and...

    Gave birth prior to 37 weeks

    Stopped labour and gave birth between 37-40 weeks

    Stopped labour and gave birth at 40+ weeks

    Other (explained in comments)

  • Post # 2
    4147 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My water broke at 36+4 so there was no going back. I had Dear Daughter at 36+5 (technically since she was born at 2am). She was perfectly healthy! No NICU stay, no nothing. She was perfect, and still is ๐Ÿ™‚


    I know that’s not always the case, but going before 37 weeks isn’t always a horrible thing either.

    Post # 3
    940 posts
    Busy bee

    My water broke at 34 weeks with one and 35 weeks with the other. No notice prior to that so no way I would have been able to stop it. I’m pregnant with my 3rd baby now and hoping I’ll last longer. My ob said they will start checking me at 28 wks to monitor.

    Post # 4
    2021 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    currently 34 weeks pregnant. at 31+2 i began having pretty severe right sided abdominal pain. thought maybe i had appendicitis or cholecystitis. after approx 5 hours of the pain i went to L&D to get checked. hooked me up to monitor and i was contracting every 4 min like clockwork. checked me and i was 1 cm and 50% effaced. FFN was negative. gave me procardia x2 and vistaril, fortunately contractions stopped. did really good for about 1.5 weeks. at work had sudden pelvic pressure, contractions and pain. took my meds they sent me home with and was able to rest. went to midwife appt 2 days later, told her about issues i had a couple days prior. she repeated exam now 1.5 cm dilated, still 50% effaced, and sent me to l&d for monitoring while waiting for the repeat FFN to come back. low and behold up on monitor im contracting every 4 min again like clockwork. FFN comes back POSITIVE this time which increases risk of preterm labor occuring in next 2 weeks. given procardia x 3 and eventually a shot of terbutaline to settle the contractions down. was going to be admitted but was able to convince them to send me home with close follow up (and im in healthcare). so basically since then, (one week tomorrow) i have been at home on modififed bedrest just trying to make it to 36 weeks where i will feel much more comfortable if baby came early. 


    i still contract every single day, usually in the evening, and they are very regular – usually every 5-10 min. my doc said i will know if something is different and this just may be my normal. since im 34 weeks im not going to go back into l&d until im having the baby as theres nothing they would do to stop labor.


    did they do a FFN on you?

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by  knpswp.
    Post # 6
    2021 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Totally forgot that they don’t do FFN after 34 weeks so that’s why they didn’t do it for you. 

    Post # 7
    641 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    I answered for my sister, who went into labor at 32 weeks, then went 2 weeks overdue before they induced.

    Post # 8
    6928 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

    My water broke at 37 weeks and 5 days, and I had my baby on the same day. I started getting some intense contractions around week 35 and continued to week 36. I was 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced at my 36 week appointment. In my case the early contractions turned into an early term baby. He is perfect and a healthy boy. Best of luck to you.

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