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Im 25 weeks pregnant n 17 my 1st baby. i had to go in and get my contractions stopped is that bad if it starts happening alot?? could i have her early? scard. n i just found out that my mom had shingles so i had to go in and get my blood done wont find out till monday :( what will it do to the baby if i did get them??? please help someone

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Asked by Mallorysmom903 at 12:01 PM on Oct. 10, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • if your contractions start again I advise going to the hospital again. The baby could very well come early

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:08 PM on Oct. 10, 2009

  • Contractions early on can be a couple of things:
    Practice (braxton hicks), they can be intense and painful.
    Body shouting that something isn't right (like you're dehydrated).
    Reaction to life (getting your belly touched, sex, needing to pee, baby moving & kicking)
    Preterm labor- the body has unusual plans. Not the normal route, and not okay. If you're having intense contractions and are noticing they're regular you can call your doctor/midwife.

    Fortunately, you can usually do something to get them to stop before it's preterm labor. And after, too.
    Take GREAT care of yourself, though. Drink a lot of water, eat healthy foods, rest a lot, and avoid stress. Your baby thanks you! ;-)

    Answer by doulala at 12:09 PM on Oct. 10, 2009

  • if you had to go in and get your contractions stopped chances are they arent practice or braxton hicks
    hospitals wont stop those
    yes you could deliver eaarly
    if they are comming back go to the hospital so they can monitor you

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 12:15 PM on Oct. 10, 2009

  • You must be so scared. Take deep breaths and try to stay calm.

    If you haven't had chickenpox and got them there is a less than 1.5% chance the baby could have problems. The risk is greatest at 13-20 weeks gestation. If you've had chickenpox then you are immune. There are other concerns if you have your baby now but lets not go there. You can find more on if you want.

    Answer by Gailll at 12:38 PM on Oct. 10, 2009

  • If you were to have your baby at 26 weeks it would be considered viable, expected to live. The baby would be estimated to weigh 1.3 pounds. You are close to 26 weeks so if the worst happens and you have your baby now you can expect that it could be expected to live but have a long NICU stay.

    Doctors have long ordered bedrest to prevent preterm labor. They have done it so long that it is considered the standard of care. However, there haven't been studies to show that bedrest does any good. I think it is reasonable to do what you have to do but don't exercise, lift anything over 10 pounds, or jump around. Don't walk a lot or wear yourself out.

    There are things that can be done if you are hospitalized in preterm labor. The goal would probably try to keep the pregnancy going until 34 weeks when they can give you steroids that would help make the baby's lungs mature.

    I hope everything is fine.

    Answer by Gailll at 12:46 PM on Oct. 10, 2009

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