+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    BALDIVIS
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0

    Unhappy Premature labour

    Hello Mummies out there!

    I Am Interested to know if anybody knows any ways of possibly prolonging pregnancy??
    I am currently 10 wks pregnant with baby number 2 & have a bicoruate uterus.
    My son was born at 30 wks. he was 3 pound & in intensive care unit for a month.
    I have been told to expect another premature baby

    I am more prepared this time & am obviously aware of what's to come. but if there are any ways or ideas out there to help me carry longer than 30 wks, i am all ears!!

    Thanks Ladies

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    125
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    25
    Reviews
    0
    I have a bicornate uterus too - and am currently 13 weeks pregnant with my first bub (after 1 miscarriage). I've made sure that I'm seeing a good OB and he's been great. I've also had lots of bleeding (6 times since I was 7 weeks - pretty much once a week with a heavy flow for about 4 to 8 hours) so I was really concerned about the same thing you have already experienced. My friends keep telling me to rest - but the OB and all the midwives say there is nothing I can do to prevent early deliver - what will happen, will happen. Just no boxing or heavy lifting and you'll be fine!! I've had the length of my cervix measured, and it's all good, so my OB will just be monitoring me closely. Do you see an OB? Have they measured your cervix?
    Also, if they know you're likely to give birth early, they may want to give you steroid jabs close to when they think you'll deliver to help with the maturing of the lungs. My friend was on bed rest for her twins for 4 weeks before delivering at 32 weeks and that is what they did for her. They are perfect and started school this year.
    Good luck!

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to PerthS For This Useful Post:

    mummy angela  (06-03-2012)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Wollongong
    Posts
    529
    Thanks
    250
    Thanked
    137
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Hi mummy Angela - I'm sorry but I don't have an answer for you. I'm in a similar boat but the sac surrounding my bubba is extremely small and my ob has said there won't be enough room for bubba to grow. He reckons I will deliver as early as 24 weeks. I'm just drinking lots of water, having acupuncture and resting as much as I can on my left side.

    Can anyone highly recommend a neonatologist in Sydney? I'm desperate to find the best of the best for my bubba.

    Keep us updated Angela. Hopefully your LO makes it further along xx

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    BALDIVIS
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0

    Default Thank you!

    Hi Ladies,

    Thank you all so much for your resonses!

    From what I have read & heard. There isnt alot that can be done. what will be, will be.
    Rest seems to be the number 1 advice!
    I currently work full time so now I need to decide on a date to finish up at work... thinking around 25wks... just so hard when I have no idea of when things will happen.

    How is the Acupuncture? I have heard good things about that!?

    Good Luck to All of you!

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    BALDIVIS
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0

    Default To Angnrod

    Also,

    Why do you rest on left side?

    x

  7. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    216
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    13
    Reviews
    0
    There is a little research out there that says having progesterone injections from the 20ish wk mark can reduce the likelihood of a premature birth, however in aust it isnt done, the Obs here use P4 supps instead, although its still progesterone Im not sure how effective it is compared to the injections.

    I dont have a bicoruate uterus but one of my besties does, her's is in 2 halves split 1/3 & 2/3, she has had 3 premmies (32, 33, 32 wkers) and none of them could be prevented as she literally runs out of space and there now 11, 9 & 3 with no health issues. Once the bub grows to fill the space she goes into labour, would that be like you too? She just was told to take it easy, and got the steriod shots at 31wks.


 

Similar Threads

  1. High Blood pressure and premature delivery
    By Clementine Grace in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-12-2012, 20:08
  2. Premature birth
    By ~Marigold~ in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 02-07-2012, 23:28
  3. Prelabour premature rupture of membranes.
    By SookiLala in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 12-12-2011, 15:09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Springfree Trampoline
Give the Ultimate Christmas Gift Springfree Trampoline
The World's Safest Trampoline™ is now also the world's first Smart Trampoline™. Sensors on the mat detect your every move and your jumps control fun, educational and active games on tablet. Secure the Ultimate Christmas Gift today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Innovations Sports Physiotherapy
Women’s Health Physios who are able to assess and treat a wide range of Pregnancy and Post Natal Issues. We offer Post Natal Pilates Classes taken by our Physios. These classes help you rebuild strength through your Core and Pelvic Floor.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!