Originally Posted by luvmybabygirls
This is the first time I have posted in this area. I just got out of the hospital for going into labor at 33 weeks and 2 days. According to the chart at the hospital they sent me too. I was not having very painful contractions but I felt nausea and so I went in and I was dialating so they stopped it with the Magneseum Sulfate and gave me the 2 steroid shots. Now I am on Nifedipine and I am not happy with the drug, I am now 34 weeks and a few days and I really am not concerned that the baby is going to have any significant trouble if at all, but the hospital I planned on delivering at won't take me until I am at least 35 weeks and I don't think my little one is going to wait that long. So I found a different hospital that will take me. Does anyone have any advice at this point. This is my second baby and my first one carried until 42 weeks, so this is new to me. I am already dialated to a 3 or maybe even a 4. Any info would be greatly helpful. Thanks
Hi, I agree with Lousli... more info would be helpful.
You say you "are not happy" with the drug. Why?
You also say you aren't concerned the baby will have any significant trouble. Why? Babies born 6-8+ weeks early often DO have significant troubles. You have a history of carrying to 42 weeks and have no reason to think this pregnancy would be any different. 40 weeks is full term, but your babies like to "cook" a little longer.
Don't assume you're "ready" now.... your baby is much much too early to come out.
Here's a reality check... 34 weekers often need help breathing. Sure, maybe not full intebation (especially if you had the hormone shots) but they would likely still need a nasal canula and even some supplemental oxygen. If they're on a nasal canula, it's very very hard to pick them and nurse them. 34 weekers don't have much body fat, so they have trouble holding their body temperature. 34 weekers frequently have reflux, which is a NIGHTMARE to deal with. And..... 34 weekers are the sleepiest little things you ever saw. They will not "demand feed" they will sleep until they are in a coma if you let them. So that means you need to feed them on a rigourous schedule (usually every 2 hours), and spend EONS trying to wake them up just to take their feeding. They fall asleep at the breast. And speaking of which, breastfeeding 34 weekers can be impossible. They don't nipple well, they have a weak latch, they fall asleep, they can be very sensitive to things in your diet (much more so than a full term babe) which can exacerbate reflux and cause weight gain issues... the list goes on. Each feeding takes a lifetime. It's a nightmare, feeding 34 weekers, trust me. I've done it twice and I know so has Lesley and many other mamas who will tell you the same thing.
Please, mama, I'm all about "thinking positive", but your baby is AT LEAST one and half (and likely two) MONTHS away from being ready to be born.
At this point, I suggest you take that good hard reality check all of us who have been there done that have done, and learn the following very important lesson:
Your #1 job right now is to keep your baby in your womb... not until 35 weeks, but until 40+ weeks. Period. If that takes drugs, it takes drugs. If it takes bedrest, believe me I know that sucks, but follow your midwife or OB's orders to a T and get on bedrest. If it takes a hospital stay, do it. You won't be sorry.
to you and please post back with more questions/info.