ok last night I went tyo L&D to check and see if my water was leaking they never told me yes or no but they said my braxton hicks contractions were regular and I couldn't leave till they stopped ok so the nurse came in said she was going togive me a shot to make thecontractions stop hurting she said it was pain killer I was just like ok my heart rate went up way up it felt like I couldn't stop shaking ! and the contraction never stopped hurting they gave me 2 shots of this stuff that I can't figure outb/c everythign I find says it's only approved to treat asthma ! please tell me someone knows what this is ! but the contractions finally got back to being irregular and they sent me home on bedrest !
Answer by Stefanie83 at 12:36 PM on Aug. 2, 2010
I'm sorry this has happened to you. You don't say how far along you are. Go to google and put in the name of the drug and labor. There are some serious problems with this drug and I don't want to be the one to tell you. It is better you find out on your own.
There is another drug that can be used for preterm labor, there are problems with it too. I would not let them use the drugs until there was no other choice. You may have been at that point. I don't know I wasn't there. If they needed to stop your contractions they weren't BH, they were the real deal.
Any pain med can have side effects for you and for the baby. You may want to do a crash course on natural childbirth so you can avoid meds. You can find lots of info online. If money isn't an issue you could hire a doula.
Answer by Gailll at 12:09 PM on Aug. 2, 2010
There isn't evidence to back the recommendation for bedrest to prevent preterm labor. If you do some searches you will find this out. Doctors tell women to do this because doctors have always told women to do this and it is what's called "the standard of care". Medicine is switching from standard of care practice to evidence based practice but it hasn't made it to OB yet.
When I was told to be on bed rest I modified my activities. I didn't lift anything heavy (10 lbs) or do house work. I did some cooking and took care of my 2 other children. I didn't go out of the house alone and minimized going out of the house at all. I never went into labor and ended up being induced (my life was in danger).
Answer by Gailll at 12:15 PM on Aug. 2, 2010
Don't panic now that you have read the bad things about the drugs. It's important to make it to 36 weeks. At that age the baby's lungs may be developed. The baby may not have to go to the NICU and may be able to go home with you. I
f you are going to have your baby early it's important to give birth at a hospital that has a NICU and that the NICU is on the same floor as OB. Some hospitals don't have NICUs and they transfer your baby to another hospital by ambulance or helecopter. You are stuck in one hospital and your baby is in another. If the hospital and doctor you have been going to doesn't have these then just go to a better hospital when you are in labor.
Answer by Gailll at 12:22 PM on Aug. 2, 2010
Answer by Stefanie83 at 12:37 PM on Aug. 2, 2010
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