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08/01/2013 at 12:45
08/01/2013 at 12:57
I went into preterm labour at 28w + 2, but mine happened over night and I had to have my waters broken because I was starting to dialate when I went into the hospital. I never really had any warning signs before it happened - it did catch me off guard completely so really can't help you with the question about symptoms of the preterm labour.
All I'd say is if you are worried - then do ring the maternity ward - there is nothing wrong with that, that's what they are there for and they are more than happy to give you advice, or see you if needs be. Better that than something happen that you are not expecting.
Best of luck whatever you decide to do, and whatever the outcome.
16/09/2013 at 01:49
I went to my 32 week check up and I told my doc I thought I washaving lots of Braxton hicks and losing my mucus plug and she checked my cervix to make sure there were not any changes and I was dilated to 1. This concerned her so she sent me to L&D to have a FFN test to determine if I was at risk for preterm labor, it only goes for two weeks, it was positive and I actually started having contractions in the hospital so they stopped my labor. The test was positive and they repeated the test again at 34 weeks - positive. they gave me steroid shots to help develop her lungs in case she did come. they put me on some medicine for me to take once a day until I reached 36 weeks pregnant to try to prevent me from having any contractions and dilating more. I stopped the meds at 36 weeks at that check up I was dilated to 2. I had my daughter 2 days later weighing 6 lbs 3 ozPerfectly healthy.
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