I take progesterone and recently nifedipene (Adalat) on going for my contractions, Im not really convinced they work but I take them anyway!
I had an incompetent cervix which if I remember correctly is caused by irritable uterus
I had stitches to hold my cervix together
I have an incompetent cervix as well (with a stitch in) and the conditions don't always go hand in hand, if you have IC you will have a 2nd trimester loss/death/close call before you are diagnosed but with IU it can occur at anytime and not necessarily result in birth ie drugs can stop it in a large portion of the population. IC is by definition "symptomless" but many ladies have both such as I do. You will find it difficult to get a Ob to stitch you for just IU, as the risks associated with the stitch out way the benefits for a normal cervix that isnt short or showing signs of shortening in early preg to be left alone.
The drip you are referring to is that Magnesium? As I dont think Nifedipene comes in IV form, its a really old drug.
Oh I got my stitch at 12 weeks, you can have them put in up to 20weeks after that it is to dangerous as the Dr is likely to burst your membranes.
After my last pregnancy I spent alot of time researching both topics and not just with google
Hi, Thank you for this. I went to the OB yesterday and I am now starting to open up. Will most likely not have a full term baby. I have also done some research because I thought maybe I had an IU as well. But an IU is shortening and dialating without necesarily anycontractions. I am shortening and dialating specifically due to contractions. My contractions seems to be a slow drawn out labour that can just switch anytime, these are not nowmal BH contractions as they are very regular at times, very painfull and exactly like the beginning of labour. They are also getting stronger everyday, much stronger. very scary!
I think IU could be even more scary, they just sneak up on you, dont they. My heart goes out to you guys...I know how I feel and I can asure you i am loosing my sanity.
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