I have tried to ask my doctor some questions but it always seem as if they are too busy to answer them and I was hoping you could help me.
Oh, I am at 37 weeks now. I haven't gone against advice and have been on terbutaline for 10 weeks, now not taking it any longer. I have been having contractions 10-15 minutes apart for a week now and no one will do anything to help me out, so I was thinking of trying blue cohosh now that I'm at this point. Would it still be a bad idea?
I had a doula with both of my previous pregnancies. With my first, I was induced with pitocin. I labored for 22 hours and pushed for 2 more on top of that. I ended up having a c-section because he was wedged in my pelvis and wouldn't come down. My 2nd, I went into labor on my own and labored for about 30 hours from start to finish (most of it not too bad, and about 15 hours of it in the hospital). I only pushed for 35 minutes. And my 9 pound 9 ounce VBAC son was born!
My doctor told me I have uterine irritability. My cervix is not dilating and is long. She put me on Terbutaline though. Is this ok? It makes me feel a little anxious. I have cut down on my work hours and am trying to rest more too. I would like to carry to term, what are my chances?
I am 38 weeks pregnant and my lower back is killing me. Could this be my first stage of labor? It started at around 5 p.m. on Saturday and is still going, nothing makes it let up.
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