Pre-term labor?????

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Pre-term labor?????
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Sat, 07-31-2010 - 4:53pm

My uterus has been super tight since monday.

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Sat, 07-31-2010 - 11:57pm

I am so sorry you are experiencing this. It sounds very disconcerting. I am having my first baby so can't offer much personal insight on your question, but I have heard of others experiencing Braxton-Hicks as early as the middle of the second trimester, so hopefully that's all it is. Did your doc check the baby's heart rate since this started? I would ask to have that done soon if this continues. Will you have your level-2 ultrasound soon? Hang in there, keep your doc informed, and update us when you can. Hoping this doesn't cause you any major problems.

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 11:47am

Hi Cheryl, I have been told that this could just be your uterus stretching -- and with a fourth baby, these things happen sooner and more quickly so it is more noticeable. I am noticing the same thing (I am almost 16 weeks in my 2nd pg (with twins)) and I just think it is my uterus stretching. Is it painful at all? It should not be painful.


Mine feels like muscle soreness occasionally and a tiny bit like cramping, but it is extremely mild. I find drinking and eating (I have no idea why) lessens these symptoms for me. Sometimes dehydration will also make you more prone to notice -- esp in the summer when dehydration is more likely to occur.


GL and KUP.

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 1:08pm

I spent 7 hours in the ER last night.

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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 7:14am

Cheryl -


I hope that your OB can give you some more assuring news today. Sending PPT your way.

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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 9:26am
Oh my, Cheryl. I was not expecting to hear that...it's a little more than nothing. I had a friend who was diagnosed very early with this as well. She was on bedrest eventually, but I am not sure for how long -- eventually on hospital rest. Baby was delivered by C-section 4 weeks early but went home when mom did. As the PP said, hope you have reassuring news from the OB today. KUP and GL.

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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 1:08pm

I have that. I just drink more water, you might be dehydrated. It comes and goes, and isn't productive and doesn't produce contractions, just those tight moments.


It's sometimes linked to a full bladder, sometimes to dehydration.. so pee and drink, in that order.. ha ha.


I wouldn't worry about it. I would just be sure nothing is contributing to it.

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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 1:56pm

My OB said he is not sure if I actually have one, because I have no bleeding or pain.

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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 2:06pm

How early was your friend diagnosed?

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Tue, 08-03-2010 - 12:09pm

Hi Cheryl. They thought

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Tue, 08-03-2010 - 9:40pm

I had my level 2 ultrasound today.

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