Lousli, I'm hoping for an outcome like yours! My last shot will be at 36w3d, and I have a hunch I'll deliver by 38 weeks. I need to be 36 weeks to avoid delivering at the high-risk hospital, but I really, really want to go full term. I'm sure you know how that is. The later I get in this pregnancy, the more I worry about early labor. Among other things, I'm determined to get our nursery set up and everything else squared away by 28 weeks. I want time to sit around and wait, this time!
Olya_yurk, I'm sorry the shots didn't work for you. 25 weeks is so early. How is your DD now? How are you holding up?
CGsMom, good luck with the TTC! I'm thrilled that you'll be able to get the 17P you'll need, despite the dumb new company making it. In terms of my experience with the shots so far, I've had next to no side effects. I think I'm hungrier than I was with my last pregnancy, but that may also be because I'm mom to a very energetic toddler. I've had some itching and/or soreness at the injection site but nothing consistent. It seems to depend entirely on who gives the shot. When a midwife does it, no problems at all. When one of the nurses does it, it usually hurts more and/or itches. I therefore aim for having a midwife do it, and now that I've started FFN testing it looks like I'll be seeing the midwives at least every other week. (On the upside, less painful shots. On the downside, vaginal swabs. Ah, pregnancy.)
Samhope, I hear you on the BH. They scare the *&^% out of me. I had them a lot right before my water broke, and now I get them every time I'm remotely active. My midwives don't seem too concerned, but I'm definitely less active as a result of them. I mean, what if they're actually the result of an infection I don't realize I have? What if they're actually dilating my cervix? Not fun. I hope you're having a less worrisome time. When are you due? I think we're pretty close-- I'm due mid-July.