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Early premature Labour
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 01:44 PM
I'm currently 34+6 and had an unwanted trip to the hospital yesterday with early contractions. Baby is not in distress thank goodness but I'm already 1cm dilated. I'm on strict bed rest for the foreseeable future. My obs gave me the option of staying overnight or going home on the proviso if the contractions became more frequent or I experienced any bleeding / reduced Bub movement come straight back. I took option B as I thought I'd be less likely to freak out.
Of course like every mum to be I had 1000 things planned to achieve before baby's arrival but that's now all out the Window! Contractions have eased off over night thank goodness but I need some good news stories on how long bedrest has lasted as they said to me it would be great if I can get to 36 weeks, but the midwife didn't look confident!
Posted 05 October 2019 - 01:52 PM
Hi, I had completely different circumstances, but my daughter born at 29 weeks sits beside me.
Are you going to stay in hospital? Tbh, I’d recommend it if you won’t truly rest at home.
The good news is, babies born after 34 weeks have a great survival rate, so you are already there! Try not to worry too much.
Posted 05 October 2019 - 01:57 PM
I went into labour at 34 weeks exactly. Same thing, mid wife and my ob didn’t think I’d be able to hold on long but let me go home as long as I rested. I was monitored very closely (hospital every second day and ob’s office on the opposite days) and was to be induced at 36 weeks. The night before my induction at 35+6 I went into full blown labour and ds arrived in the morning. Good luck!
Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:01 PM
Thanks for the good news stories ladies, you have helped to put my mind at ease.
I am at home, just because I know I'll relax more. I have my husband and mum not letting me lift a finger, the most I'm doing is getting off the lounge to go to the bathroom or make a cup of tea.
Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:07 PM
Had a 32 weeker and my next at almost 36 weeks.
32 weeker spent just under 6 weeks in SCN but is now a happy & healthy teenager. My 36 week baby went straight into my arms, stayed in the room with me, came home as normal and is a happy & healthy pre-teen.
You're at a great survivable point and hopefully will need minimal interventions. All the best.
Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:15 PM
DS2 was a 35 weeker, no bedrest option for him with SPROM. I was 4cm dilated when labor started and he was out a couple hrs later. I had been having what the ob had dismissed as Brixton Hicks for a good month prior. After some initial breathing & feeding difficulties he’s had no problems, tripled his birthweight in 6mths.
At least you get a good chance to pack your bag, mine was thrown together by dh while I sat on the toilet 😅. We ended up staying in hospital for 10 days.
I hope Bub stays on the inside for a bit longer 🤞
Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:11 PM
I madly packed a bag yesterday, but didn't have so many things (who has maternity pads at home)?! So I've sent mum on a mission to fill in all the gaps!
It's head is so low the midwife had to move it out the way to get to my cervix - really feels like it's going to fall out. But no contractions thank goodness.
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