Pre-term labor

Katie - posted on 05/26/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi I am 31 weeks pregnant today and have a 2 year old boy. Yesterday I went in for my regular doctor visit and was having some minor contractions. She checked me and I had dilated to just 1 cm but am also 80% effaced (she has checked me at the last two visits before this as well for the same reason). She went ahead and sent me to L&D to be monitored, have the shots to stops contractions and have a steroid shot to help speed baby's lung development. With my first son I had regular contractions for the whole third trimester but never actually progressed. They gave me the meds to stop contractions then too and they didn't seem to do much but my son was born healthy at 37 weeks. I was just wanting to know if anyone has had similar experiences (dilation and effacement) and continued to full term?

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Katherine - posted on 05/26/2011

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My SIL did and continued to full term. I'm not sure how much she was effaced though.

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