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UPDATE! Info needed: Given pain meds to fall asleep during contractions?

Posted by on May. 2, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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The baby is here! She was born at 7:26 pm and weighs 8 lbs 3 oz. She is 20 inches and absolutely beautiful



My sister is 38 weeks. She has
beenhaving contractions every day for the past week. They are between 4 and 2 minutes apart. Her midwife gave her pain pills to stop the pain on the first day. They were so bad she couldn't move. They made her really our there and put her to sleep for hours. She stopped raking them because she didn't like the way they were making her feel. Last night, she lost her mucous plug and today she was having contractions that are 2 minutes apart. Her midwife wanted to admit her to the hospital to put her on am iv drip with some kind of medication to put her to sleep. This seems weird to me. My doctor never once suggested anything like that when I was pregnant. Is this some new thing or is it just weird?
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LaideBug
by on May. 2, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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I've never heard if that. Seems strange to sleep through labor.
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TempestRayne
by on May. 2, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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Unless it isn't labor.

Quoting LaideBug:

I've never heard if that. Seems strange to sleep through labor.


GirlWSlingshot
by on May. 2, 2012 at 4:17 PM

 Well, I would think that with contractions two minutes apart that they would want to check her one way or another. Is the midwife concerned that the constant contractions are exhausting her so she won't be able to deliver?

happymommy1105
by on May. 2, 2012 at 4:17 PM
Weird.

Why would you sleep.through labor? Doesn't that defeat the purpose?
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sweetieiv
by Member on May. 2, 2012 at 4:25 PM
When i was in labor at the hospital the doctor said my baby suddenly flipped so i had to wait through the contractions and urge to push because if i Did push then my baby would be breech so they gave me something that put me to sleep for about an hour then they checked and my baby was in the right possition already. They also said if after i woke up the baby was still flipped then i would bed a c-section.
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WhenInRome
by Bronze Member on May. 2, 2012 at 4:46 PM
She's not in active labor. She's only dialated 2 cm. It just seems so weird to my mom and I that they want to pump her up with so many unneeded pain killers.
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VictoriousTory
by on May. 2, 2012 at 7:05 PM

What kind of pain killers are they giving her?


Not really on the topic but I was pregnant about 9 years ago... and I was 16 weeks along but I started having contractions and back labor... I went into the emergency room and they never moved me to maternity or anything.... they brought an ultrasound machine in to check me but hours went by and no one came and checked on me... they hooked me up to a bag a morphine and just let me sit there... finally a nurse took me up to maternity and did an ultrasound and told me my baby was fine and there was still a hearbeat but  then took me back to the room I was in and 20 minutes later I lost the baby... It was horrible. And then the Dr told me to pray to Jesus to make me feel better... I told him I didn't believe in Jesus and he told me that that was the reason it happened to me. 0_0. Very sad. 

Quoting WhenInRome:

She's not in active labor. She's only dialated 2 cm. It just seems so weird to my mom and I that they want to pump her up with so many unneeded pain killers.


kimmaylove013
by Bronze Member on May. 2, 2012 at 7:07 PM
Never heard of such a thing...
WesAndNicksMom
by on May. 2, 2012 at 7:09 PM
That's awful. Did you report him??


Quoting VictoriousTory:

What kind of pain killers are they giving her?


Not really on the topic but I was pregnant about 9 years ago... and I was 16 weeks along but I started having contractions and back labor... I went into the emergency room and they never moved me to maternity or anything.... they brought an ultrasound machine in to check me but hours went by and no one came and checked on me... they hooked me up to a bag a morphine and just let me sit there... finally a nurse took me up to maternity and did an ultrasound and told me my baby was fine and there was still a hearbeat but  then took me back to the room I was in and 20 minutes later I lost the baby... It was horrible. And then the Dr told me to pray to Jesus to make me feel better... I told him I didn't believe in Jesus and he told me that that was the reason it happened to me. 0_0. Very sad. 

Quoting WhenInRome:

She's not in active labor. She's only dialated 2 cm. It just seems so weird to my mom and I that they want to pump her up with so many unneeded pain killers.



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WhenInRome
by Bronze Member on May. 2, 2012 at 7:17 PM
:( that's so awful. I'm sorry for your loss and especially for what the doctor said to you. How unprofessional!
She never told me the name of the pills she was prescribed. The only thing she has told me about them was that they were giving them to her to make her sleep during the contractions. You should have heard the stuff she was saying after she took one. Lol. It was ridiculous! The iv is supposed to do the same thing. They want to give it to her and have her sleep there for four hours. Strange


Quoting VictoriousTory:

What kind of pain killers are they giving her?


Not really on the topic but I was pregnant about 9 years ago... and I was 16 weeks along but I started having contractions and back labor... I went into the emergency room and they never moved me to maternity or anything.... they brought an ultrasound machine in to check me but hours went by and no one came and checked on me... they hooked me up to a bag a morphine and just let me sit there... finally a nurse took me up to maternity and did an ultrasound and told me my baby was fine and there was still a hearbeat but  then took me back to the room I was in and 20 minutes later I lost the baby... It was horrible. And then the Dr told me to pray to Jesus to make me feel better... I told him I didn't believe in Jesus and he told me that that was the reason it happened to me. 0_0. Very sad. 

Quoting WhenInRome:

She's not in active labor. She's only dialated 2 cm. It just seems so weird to my mom and I that they want to pump her up with so many unneeded pain killers.



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