So upset :( L&D last night

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Registered: 11-27-2007
So upset :( L&D last night
Thu, 12-02-2010 - 5:12pm
Copied from May EC:
Yesterday I had two doc's appts, one w/ the reg OB and one w/ the peri. I had my first 17P shot yesterday, got the flu shot, and had blood drawn. I told them both about my occasional contractions and neither of them seemed worried about it since my cervix is still super long and closed.

Well, starting around 6pm last night, I started having more contractions and cramping. I stumbled through bedtime with the kids (DH was at class til 9:20p) and then just laid on the couch petrified. I was having 2-3 an hour along with poo cramps and nausea. Once DH got home, I decided to call the OB on call and she said I had to go to L&D.

They monitored me for a while and picked up some contractions and irritability. So they had to give me 3 shots of terbutaline (30 minutes apart) and two oral doses of another anti-contraction medication. The nurse blew out a vein in my hand and so I had the iv in my wrist, which they gave me two bags of fluid through. Things finally calmed down so the OB sent me home (at 3am) with a prescription of procardia every 6 hours and no bedrest per say, but instructions to take it easy for a few days.

I am just so mad at my body! I cried on the whole drive to the hospital (had to drive myself so DH could stay with the twins). It reminds me of what I went through with the twins and so close in gestational age too (started procardia at 17 weeks with them). I'm worried that these contractions will just escalate and I'll end up with a cerclage, terb pump, and bedrest for 3 months again. I just can't do that this time! I have all of Liam's therapy appointments I have to take him to. I just can't be on bedrest again. I'm so disappointed with myself. I was hoping this singleton pregnancy would be different.


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Registered: 10-20-2007
Thu, 12-02-2010 - 7:38pm

I'm so sorry to hear this, but I'm glad your contractions have stopped. Keeping fingers crossed for you. Stay strong, and keep us updated.

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Registered: 02-26-2010
Thu, 12-02-2010 - 8:45pm

Awww Kate,

I'm so sorry about the contractions.


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Registered: 02-19-2007
Thu, 12-02-2010 - 8:51pm

Sorry, that's scary.

Glad your contractions have stopped. Try not to be so hard on yourself. You certainly wouldn't have chosen things to occur this way.

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Thu, 12-02-2010 - 9:08pm

How scary, Katie!

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Registered: 01-24-2005
Thu, 12-02-2010 - 10:16pm

Kate, I am so sorry you're going through this.

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Registered: 08-01-2004
Fri, 12-03-2010 - 8:51am

I'm sorry to hear that you have to deal with this Kate.

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Registered: 02-18-2005
Fri, 12-03-2010 - 11:40am

I am so sorry about your scare Katie.

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Registered: 04-07-2009
Fri, 12-03-2010 - 12:16pm

Katie I hope the contractions stay away fro a long while I am so sorry you are going thru this again : ( hugs!

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Registered: 04-19-2010
Fri, 12-03-2010 - 7:23pm

Hey Katie,

Sorry this pregnancy isn't any less stressful for you. :(

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Registered: 08-29-2005
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 7:40pm

Kate - I'm so sorry you had to go through this.

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