+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    304
    Thanks
    129
    Thanked
    107
    Reviews
    0

    Default Irritable Uterus. Anyone else have this?

    Hi all,

    Anyone else been diagnosed with irritable uterus?

    I'm 32 weeks with fraternal twins. My irritable uterus was diagnosed 31 weeks after a trip to Emergency thinking I was in labour.

    I get contractions all through the day, but worst at night 3-6 mins between each. Soooo uncomfortable... and another 6 weeks more to go!!

    Please join me if you have IU and hopefully we can support each other through the rest of the pregnancy

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    24
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    11
    Reviews
    0
    Yep. I'm 25 weeks, and was diagnosed at 19 weeks. I also ended up in ED thinking it was preterm labour. My pregnancy is already considered high risk, so I was ordered off work, and have been on modified bed rest ever since.

    The contractions depend on my activity level, and hydration. At worst, they are 2-3 mins apart, and best, maybe only a couple an hour. Most of the time they are painless, but I do get the odd couple that hurt a bit. I'm finding them more uncomfortable the bigger my belly gets

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    304
    Thanks
    129
    Thanked
    107
    Reviews
    0
    Hi Hamsterhoney, that must have been a big scare at 19 weeks! Very glad you're off work. I can imagine most things at work would set it off. What are your triggers? How is everything going with your pregnancy?

    What do you do with modified bed rest?
    At the moment I'm still up and about but I am taking it easy. I rest a lot but mostly because I'm buggered.

    Oh I have the fear of how they'll progress as belly grows. Hopefully yours won't get too much worse I look overdue atm.
    Last edited by BaoLovesLudo; 03-11-2014 at 22:14.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Kimberley WA
    Posts
    4,622
    Thanks
    916
    Thanked
    1,180
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Yes I was diagnosed with irritable uterus at 33 weeks when I thought I was in labour, spent the day in hospital. I had the most uncomfortable pregnancy the entire way through. Was so happy to have baby out. He is 7 weeks old now.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Mackay
    Posts
    6,275
    Thanks
    809
    Thanked
    2,399
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Yep I had IU with dd2 and dd3. Dd2 from abput 26 weeks I was in and out of hospital getting monitored- one trip when I was 28 weeks it kicked off proper contractions and after 2 injections to stop them failed they were preparing to fly me to the closest maim regional hospital a few hours away. Thankfully the 3rd and final dose they attempted before transferring me worked and apart from having to take it easy as much as possible, I went on to have a full term birth at 38+4 weeks.

    Similar thing with dd3, at about 29/30 weeks I went in to be monitored. The medication didnt stop the contractions and they suspected my waters were leaking. Prepared me to be flown to next major regional hospital a few hours away and had the team on standby. Gave me a 2rd and final dose and things calmed down. Went on to have dd3 at 38+1weeks.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    304
    Thanks
    129
    Thanked
    107
    Reviews
    0
    I can imagine Kimberly! How good you made it through and you've got your beautiful 7 week old bub.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    1,914
    Thanks
    364
    Thanked
    1,502
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Yes I have an irritable uterus this pregnancy after a trip to hospital at 23 weeks sure I was either in labour or abrupting. My DD was born at 25 weeks so it was very worrying!!!

    I was put on progesterone to attempt to calm things and also started taking magnesium. They haven't got any worse but have been quite persistent and painful over the last 2 months.

    They've never affected my cervix so it just is the norm it seems this pregnancy! Keeps me very on edge at times when they are close together.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    304
    Thanks
    129
    Thanked
    107
    Reviews
    0
    Hi Gm and little miss. What an inspiring story little miss, you must have had a very scary pregnancy. Gm you certainly must be worried after delivering early with dd. I'm so glad things are going well.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    304
    Thanks
    129
    Thanked
    107
    Reviews
    0
    I actually think I've had IU much earlier than 31 weeks now that I thick back.

    What are your triggers? What are your relievers?

    My triggers:
    Long walks, standing for a long time, changing position, laying down for a long time, full bladder, night time and mornings, mental stress.
    My relivers:
    Staying hydrated, taking it easy, laying on left side, staying lightly active, remaining stress free!!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Mackay
    Posts
    6,275
    Thanks
    809
    Thanked
    2,399
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by BaoLovesLudo View Post
    Hi Gm and little miss. What an inspiring story little miss, you must have had a very scary pregnancy. Gm you certainly must be worried after delivering early with dd. I'm so glad things are going well.
    It was scary at first before they diagnosed IU, but afterwards I knew what was going on so it took a bit of stress and worry out of it. The very real possibility of being flown to a hospital hours away from any support was scary too.

    Quote Originally Posted by BaoLovesLudo View Post
    I actually think I've had IU much earlier than 31 weeks now that I thick back.

    What are your triggers? What are your relievers?

    My triggers:
    Long walks, standing for a long time, changing position, laying down for a long time, full bladder, night time and mornings, mental stress.
    My relivers:
    Staying hydrated, taking it easy, laying on left side, staying lightly active, remaining stress free!!
    Stress was a huge trigger for me, as well as recurrent UTIs especially during my pregnancy with dd2.

    Relievers were drink lots of water, cranberry tablets (to help with the UTIs, recommended by a midwife), antibiotics (again for UTIs), and take it easy- hard when you have other young kids to deal with!


    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to SheWarrior For This Useful Post:

    BaoLovesLudo  (05-11-2014)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Polyp in uterus
    By shy in forum General Health
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-06-2014, 20:43
  2. Bicornuate uterus
    By Bulbasaur in forum General Health
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 09-02-2014, 21:44

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
Softmats
With so many amazing reversible designs, the soft and cushioned Premium Bubba Mats are the perfect space for all the family. Not only do they look fantastic; you can also enjoy the quality and comfort for years to come.
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
Pea Pods Reusable Nappies
Pea Pods are the smart choice when it comes to choosing what's best for you, your baby and the environment. Affordable and simple to use, Pea Pods keep your baby dry & happy. Visit our website to find your nearest stockist or order online.
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!