So if you remember from this post my doctor put me on a modified bed rest schedule shortly after my cerclage to get me off my feet and rest more. Well, last Friday (aka day 2 of MBR) I started having pretty regular contractions that were fairly painful. I laid down, propped my feet up and started chugging water. My contractions slowed down, but did not stop so I ended up calling my doctor. Even after laying down I was having 6+ contractions an hour so she told me to head back to L&D to be monitored.
After about 45 minutes of monitoring the nurse said they were concerned because most of my contractions were longer than 50 seconds (they consider 40+ seconds pre-labor) and were higher than some level they look at. She started me on Terbutaline to control the contractions, which eventually helped after several doses spread over a few hours.
So we spent the weekend at L&D being monitored and making sure the Terbutaline worked. That drug is awful- it makes your heart race so they were constantly checking my blood pressure and heart rate, and both machines were constantly going off.
I was finally discharged with order of strict bed rest for the remainder of my pregnancy, and I have to take the devil drug Terbutaline every 6 hours to control my contractions. I'll still go in every 2 weeks so my doctor can keep a close eye on me.
So much for the wonderful modified bed rest I was so excited about. Praying my little boy keeps baking for SEVERAL more weeks!