I am pregnant with number four, due in July, and have had three preemies. Not horribly early, but the last two were in the NICU for a couple weeks. 35wks, 32wks, then 34wks. I am 15wks tomorrow and already having a TON of BH contractions. My OB has already given me Procardia (though we she doesn't want me taking it yet) and Mag. Ox., which I am supposed to be taking if the contractions come too close and too often.
I am wondering if anyone has any "natural" suggestions for dealing with contractions and PTL. I am careful to drink lots of water and rest as much as possible.
She was hoping for natural ideas.
Vegetarian Spiritual wife to Joshua (HS sweetheart, together since 1999); mother of Eve (Dec 2003) Cian (March 2009), and Sage (March 2011)! <--!
My book about what I learned from my experiences with childbirth was published April 2011.
Good point... I was anemic with DS and on some pills that didn't help. This time I took FLoradix when my bloodwork came back low on iron/HB. Not only did I carry her nearly to 40 weeks, I also bled super little. With DS I bled forever.
I would also get checked for bacterial vaginosis, yeast, and perhaps GBS, all of which can trigger preterm labor. I don't know about the mag ox prescription, but perhaps some supplemental magnesium (we take Natural Calm) would help too? Vitamin C can strengthen your amniotic sac as well--just in case.
Sarah ~ ds X 12/05 ~ dd E 3/08 ~ 7/12