Saturday, February 6, 2010

Pre-Term Labor

Last night just before 7pm I started having contractions. They were small at first but got harder and harder. The doctor had said that if I have more than 4 in an hour I need to go to the hospital. Well, I didn't want to go if it wasn't the real thing and so I waited until there had been 12 in an hour and they were getting worst. I knew if we went they would stop them and that is exactly what they did. I can understand it because she is only 34 weeks gestation and she is anemic but she is doing very well according to everyone so I wonder how long they will stop the labor. I'm not sure it's good for her to stop it if it happens again, I will have to ask the Doctor's on Monday. They monitored me and checked me. I am dilating and the contractions were coming steady and so they gave me an injection of Terbutaline to relax the uterine wall. It helped to space the contractions but it didn't stop them. So about 20 minutes later they gave me another one. Terbutaline is not a fun drug, let me tell you that. It makes you shake like crazy, it makes your heart race and the nurse put it perfectly when she said "it makes you want to jump out of your skin."
Finally they got the contractions stopped and so we were able to come home with a prescription for Terbutaline in pill form and I am to take it if I have more than 4 contractions in an hour. I will be really glad when all of this is over. We are almost there! So far today I have only had 3 contractions total and so I haven't had to take that awful medicine. I have slept the day away however because it makes you crash after a while.

1 comment:

Mary said...

I hope you start feeling better. Praying for a little more time.