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CYNTHIABREU - January 18th, 2007 12:33 PM

HELLO EVERYONE, I AM A BIT WORRIED BECAUSE I AM NOW 33 WEEKS PREGNANT AND 4 CM DILATED.I HAVE NEEB THIS WAY FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS.I'VE HAD REALLY BAD CONTRTACTIONS LATELY WHICH I KNOW MADE ME DILATE BUT STILL I AM WORRIED.WHAT CAUSES FOR ONE TO GO INTO EARLY LABOR,OR EARLY DILATION????MY DOCTOR SAYS THAT THE BABY IS IN POSITION.AM I GOING TO GIVE BIRTH SOON?


Gretta - January 18th, 2007 12:37 PM

Did the doc say he was worried? Did he put you on rest or anything?


Lala - January 18th, 2007 12:38 PM

What does your doctor say???? Are you on bed-rest? Are you on medications to stop your labor? Is he going to put you in the hospital? Did you get steroid shots to mature your baby's lungs? What is going on?


CYNTHIABREU - January 18th, 2007 1:07 PM

NO, I AM NOT ON BEDREST, HE SIMPLY SAYS TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL IF I FEEL THE CONTRACTIONS CONTINUOSLY.I THINK HE'S BEING VERY NONCHALANT ABOUT THE WHOLE THING AND MY INSTINCT TELLS ME THAT THEIR'S SOMETHING WRONG.I HAD A BABY VERY RECENTLY, 9 MONTHS AGO, I GOT PREGNANT ABOUT 1 MONTH AND A HALF LATER BUT AT MY POST CHECK UP I WAS CLOSED SO IT CAN'T BE THAT I STAYED OPEN.WHAT CAUSES THIS EARLY DILATION?


CYNTHIABREU - January 18th, 2007 1:10 PM

I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT I WAS GIVEN SHOTS TO STOP CONTRACTIONS BUT IT WORKS FOR ONLY 3 HOURS.


sapi - January 18th, 2007 1:48 PM

Hello Cynthia- I am also 33 weeks pregnant and have been hospitalized 3 times in the past three weeks. I am getting contractions regularly also. I am on bedrest and on terbutaline 5mgs every 4 hours. I am 1-2 cm dialated. The baby is also in position and my cervix is 2 cm long. Have they checked your cervical length? Have they done a FFN test ? FFN test tells whether you will go into labor within the next 2 weeks. I asked the same question, Why is this happening? There is really no one explanation. I do think that maybe the doctor should be a little more conservative with the way he is treating you. Also the steroids shots are a good idea to mature the babys lungs just as a precaution in case you do go into preterm labor. Many times though women are dialted weeks before they go into labor. good luck, Jennifer


CYNTHIABREU - January 18th, 2007 2:03 PM

THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT JEN, WELL I HAVE NOT HAD A FFN TEST DONE, IS IT ACCURATE?WHAT DID YOURS SAY?I AM GOING TO CALL THE DOCTOR RIGHT NOW TO SEE IF HE CAN ADMINISTER THE STEROID SHOT.DO YOU THINK WE ARE HAVING TWINS, I'VE READ IN THE INTERNET THAT THAT IS ONE OF THE MAIN CAUSES FOR EARLY DILATION AND PRE MATURE BIRTH.


Gretta - January 18th, 2007 2:05 PM

Cynthia - Where are you? Have you not had an ultrasound?


BriannasMummy - January 18th, 2007 4:27 PM

My sister was in your shoes. At 34 weeks she went into the hospital for a NST. They found that she was 2 cm dialated and 50percent effaced. On the monitors it showed regular contractions every 2 minutes. The baby has been head down and ready to go since that time. She has continued to have these contractions since then.. she is now 40 weeks and 5 days.. still no baby. If the baby doesnt decide to really put a move on things.. shell be induced next friday. Things can stay that way for a long time.. and nothing will come out of it. Try to relax.. I KNOW I KNOW.. easier said then done!! ~Kristin~


CYNTHIABREU - January 18th, 2007 4:36 PM

THANKS KRISTIN, THE TRUTH IS THAT I AM FED UP WITH BEING PREGNANT, I'VE HAD TWO PREGNANCIES IN A ROW AND I AM FRUSTRATED.LETS HOPE THAT THE BABY STAYS PUT JUST LIKE YOUR SISTERS, TRUTH IS I AM NOT READY YET.


Lala - January 18th, 2007 4:59 PM

Ladies, the truth is I don't think we should be suggesting to Cynthia that she need not be worried. SHE IS 4CM DILATED! I can't understand what her doctor is thinking! GO TO THE HOSPITAL! Take care!!


Tammy276 - January 18th, 2007 5:37 PM

though 33 weeks is early to be dialated, if your doctor isn't concerned, I wouldn't be either. You can walk around for weeks being dialated and it really isn't and indication as to when labor will happpen. They should keep a closer eye on you because it is before the 36 week mark, but when I was preggo w/ my son, at my 36 week checkup, I was 3cm and 100% effaced, so who knows how long I was like that being they didn't check me at all before that point. I could have been like that for weeks already. When I went in at 39 weeks to be induced, I was still at 3cm and 100%, so you can stay that way for quite some time.


BriannasMummy - January 18th, 2007 9:21 PM

Also I wanted to mention my cousin had her little baby at 32 weeks. He did have to stay in the NICU for a little while, however, he just recently got out of the hospital and he is a happy healthy thriving baby. My friend also had her baby at 32 weeks and he also had to stay in the Nicu for a couple of weeks.. he also is now out of the hospital.. happy healthy 10 month old baby. If things do happen and you do end up having your baby early, your baby has a fabulous chance of being happy healthy and thriving.. all the technology we have today will get him/ or her through this. Youre doctor has seen hundreds of pregnant ladies.. and im sure he/she knows what they are talking about when it comes to you and your situation.. try to relax.. stress only makes things worse. I just want to commend you.. i personally think you have to be superwoman to do 2 pregnancies so close together!!! Congratulations! ~Kristin~


tubbybear70 - January 19th, 2007 11:01 AM

Tammy - How was your induction since you were already a 3 and 100% effaced?? Did it go fast? I am due the 20th but have an induction date for the 24th - am 3 cm and 50% effaced and NERVOUS!!! :)


Tammy276 - January 19th, 2007 11:37 AM

tubbybear - They started my pitocin drip around 7:30, broke my water around 9:30 and I was pushing by 11:00, so it went very fast...I did push for 2 hours though, but it still went very fast. I handled the contracitons good up until the point they broke my water, after that, they were very painful and I got the epidural. After I got the epidural, I dialated really fast...by the time they were done administering it, it was only like 45 min.'s untilI started pushing and I was at 5cm when they checked me before they put it in


PrincessesMom - January 21st, 2007 11:49 AM

CynthiaBreu-You need to keep in mind that Doctors are just people and they treat you according to what has seemed to work for them in the past. I am a firm believer that if you feel there is a reason to worry, there most likely is and with your situation, you should be highly cautious. I am on my 4th pregnancy/3rd with very strict bed rest, meds, etc. I have had a LOT of experience doctors and specialists. I have 3 specialists right now who don't agree on how to treat me. The bottom line is that you want a healthy baby that can leave the hospital when you do. You need to take charge since your Dr. hasn't (My 1st time experiencing preterm labor, I wasn't taken seriously either....until they had me in the delivery room at 7 months.) If you deliver before 34 weeks, you need to be in a specialized hospital, after 34 weeks most local hospitals can accomodate your needs until the baby can be transferred. Every Dr. I've ever had has told me to go to the hospital if I have more than 4 contractions in an hour. Put yourself on bed rest, if you can just get to 36 weeks it will make all of the difference in the world! I would really encourage you to seek a 2nd opinion. There are many reasons for preterm labor to occur, some can be treated or delt with. I don't mean to scare you, but some can be unhealthy for the baby. Sometimes there doesn't seem to be a reason at all. Good luck, I'll be thinking of you.


CYNTHIABREU - January 22nd, 2007 10:11 AM

THANK YOU GIRLS FOR ALL OF THE ADVICCE AND SUGGESTIONS, I HAVE TO MENTION THAT I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL ON FRIDAY BECAUSE THURSDAY NIGHT I HAD CONTRACTIONS ALL NIGHT LONG.I WENT IN INTHE MORNING AND THEY SENT ME HOME.I AM STILL WAITING AND A BIT MORE RELAXED, THOUGH I AM NOT TOO ANXIOUS FOR LABOR TO BEGIN.LABOR IS HELL AND PITOCIN THE DEVIL.THANKS.


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