Getting nervous about trying for #3
After having two 34 weekers, I fear we could be pushing our luck trying for a third. But we are getting close to being ready to try again. I just don't know if I'm ready for 7 months of anxiety, and worrying everytime I move that my water will break, or that every bout of contractions will turn into real ones. They started at 24 weeks with my first and at 21 weeks with my second. If they start even earlier this time around, I could be on bed rest potentially for the entire 2nd and 3rd trimesters. I'm desperately going to try to not use meds on a regular basis too, other than 17P injections. I can't handle terb or procardia longterm again. As rescue meds if contractions are just not stopping, sure, but not every 4-6 hours for 2 months. I worry about my heart too much. With my first, he was born early because my contractions started up one day, after having them daily for months, but then they just didn't stop. But, and this is what worries me the most, with my second, I was so sure I knew what to watch for and that I knew how to stop the contractions, but instead, my water just broke one day with no warning, no contractions, nothing. That terrifies me, because there is nothing I can do to prevent that. I'm thinking that I should get myself a fetal-maternal specialist this time around, instead of a regular OB. Maybe I should even be seen before we conceive and have hormone levels checked and all that, I've never had that done before. I've never been given a reason for my pre-term labor, though maybe there is no way to know. Anyone else been there before and had a term pregnancy after two preemies? Any advice on what I should do to prepare myself, physically and mentally for doing this again? Needing some encouragement.