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#1 of 4 Old 05-02-2012, 02:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi everyone. This is my second baby, and I started to have cramps yesterday, so I went into L&D last night where we observed contractions on the monitor. They gave me IV fluids and sent me home. My cervix is closed but when I felt it myself it was very soft and my figertip fit inside of it. (I did not insert my figertip into it on purpose. I was completely shocked when it slipped in up to the cutical of my nail.) I did a quick follow up with my Ob today and she agreed that it was soft and open a little in the front, but not at all dialated. I'm getting an ultrasound on Monday to see if it has thinned. It had been 5.5 cm which is super long for a cervix. That was 18 days ago. My first babe was born on time.
Anyhow, I'm asking for a bit of support I guess. I think this probably happens often because none of the docs seemed overly concerned about it. I'm not on any restrictions. Has anyone else had similar problems? Did it progress to preterm labor or did it eventually go away? What did you do to prevent more contractions/symptoms? Any and all advice is appreciated.
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I have no idea, but I wanted to send some support your way. I'm sure everything wil be okay. And although I'm normally the last person to say such things, if your body does try to go into labor, they have a drug to stop that. Stay hydrated and calm, momma. You'll be fine.

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Thank you. I'm just staying as calm as I can and drinking lots of water. I do believe that it will be ok. If it progresses too far I will be ready and so will the docs. You ate right about the drugs and I think there are also steroids that stop labor and prepair baby's lungs. Thaks for your reply. smile.gif
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goodvibes.gifsending support and calm breathing vibes.  keep us updated.

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