I am 35 weeks and 4 days and have experienced pre term labor 2 times. The last time i was in pre term labor i was having contractions every 2-3 minutes but they didn't bother me. I am 70% effaced and 2cm dialated and I was put on the nasty Mag Sulfate and then was weened off of it and put on Nifedipine and the shot. I have had the steroid shot so my baby's lungs would develop faster. The Nifedipine and the shot were not working so i was told that they were going to let nature take its course since both the doctor and I didn't want to get put back on the Mag. I was in the hospital for 6 days and my cervix stayed the same so they tried the Nifedipine again and it slowed down my contractions and eventually stopped them. I got sent home on the pill and moderate bed rest. At 36 weeks my doctor says that I will be not taking the pill anymore because a 36 week baby can live safely. I am just wondering how long will it take the Nifedipine to leave my body before i go into labor or when i stop taking the pills will my uterus just start contracting again and will i go into labor? If someone has a answer i would really appreciate it..
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11/9/05 at 9:39pm