Join Date: Feb 2005
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At work yesterday I started bleeding and contracting. I soaked maybe 2 pads and was just really crampy and back achy for about 5 hrs and then it stopped. I had the nurses upstairs check me out. They said my cervix is very soft, the external os is open but the internal os is shut. So I guess I'm just effacing a bit.
I had preterm labor and delivered 6-7 wks early the last two times. It was recommended to me that I take EPO to strengthen my uterus for the VBAC. Could this cause the bleeding and cramping? I am also taking progesterone shots to prevent preterm labor. I will probably start on procardia and terbutaline at my next visit (the 28th). Is there anything else I can do? I don't really want to call my doc because I don't want to be put on bedrest again. (The studies show it is pretty useless anyway). I told dh no sex for a while.
Oh, and the bleeding was before the cervical check, so I know it wasn't from that. Is there anything else I should/shouldn't be doing?
Tamara: hs'ing Christian mom of five here and five in Heaven. Joyfully awaiting Punkin, coming mid-Sept!