Nicole - posted on 07/24/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
i'm 31 weeks pregnant and was put in the hospital a few times for contractions. the first time, they gave me the shot and sent me home since the contractions seemed to stop. they started up a few days later and were worse then ever! i had a doctors appointment the same day the contractions started again, and they told me i needed to go back to the hospital again. i went back in and the doctors told me i had dialated only a 1/2 cm. i was in there for at least four hours and when they checked me again, i was a full cm dialated. obviously they kept me overnight to see if everything would be okay. they gave me numerous shots of terbutaline and it seemed to ease the contractions (from what i felt). they told me that i was still contracting overnight in my sleep so they gave me the terbutaline pill to take every four hours. when i was sent home, they diagnosed me with preterm labor, so i'm on bedrest until 36wks.
i was told to make an appointment a few days later and thats exactly what i did. i went in and a different doctor told me i wwasnt dialated at all! he told me to continue taking the medicine, but in the hospital, the eother doctor told me i could only take it if i was dialating and contracting, which is what she said i was doing in the hospital. then she proceeded to tell me that she thinks i'll end up going into labor around 37/38 weeks since i'll be just stopping the medication altogether, which can cause the cervix to thin and contractions to start up again. i'm getting so many different answers from different doctors, i'm so confused.
also, another doctor at my OB told me i had a past history of having urinary tract infections during my pregnancy? i've never had any from what i was told throughout my entire pregnancy. they always told me that everything looked perfect. now they want me to go to a urologist.
should i change doctors? or should i ride it out a little bit longer with these guys since i'm stuck on bedrest and medication until 36 weeks? i'm given so many different answers and i'm worried about my daughters safety, but there's only 9 weeks left and most of those 9 weeks i'm on bedrest. what should i do?