Contractions at week 24

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I am hoping they don't get worse during the next few days, i've been experiencing contractions for the last week that are 5-7 minutes apart and i last for about 1-2hrs and then fade
My sister-in-law, who is a NICU nurse had a patient (premiee) that was delivered at 24 weeks gestation and was only on oxygen for 24 hours...then breathing room air totally unassisted. That's a miracle there! Most babies develope their suck, swallow, breath and regulate temperature somewhere between 34-36 weeks gestation. I just cannot believe that they wouldn't attempt to stop labor at 34 weeks!
Good luck! Did they stop or slow down at night while you slept? I had contractions 10 min apart for a week now, they stop/slow while I sleep and sometimes after I eat. with my first I had contractions 10 min apart and 24 hours later had the baby. Every labor is different, hopefully your's won't last 10 min for ever! Keep us updated!!!
It took me 24 hours to get to 4 cm when the hospital would admit me, and at this point the contractions were 3 minutes apart. Finally, when I was in L&D, I went into transition, which is the most painful part, and gave birth within 45 minutes. Everyone has a different labor experience, but you will know because the tightening will be consistent.
So I'm 24 weeks 6 days and have been having painful contractions all night and day. Went to the hospital and my cervix is very soft and short.... I had my first child at 34 weeks. Has anyone else experienced these symptoms this early on? I'm scared he's going to come way to early. I need advice please!
My mind or nerves weren't at ease at all. Now I'm on bedrest for a week until I see my obgyn at 24 weeks. I'm a basket case right now.
They didnt other me ax they weren't strong. So went back to sleep and woke up gain at 6 and they are a little stronger. I'm only 24 weeks.
Even with all of the contractions and cramping my cervix isn't changing at all, so for now we just continue to monitor the contractions. If they continue on the track they are now at my 26 week appt my Dr. is considering doing a FFT (fetal fibronectin test) to make sure labor isn't coming in the next two weeks. I go back the 21st for another appointment and we get to see out little man again. Can't wait and I am feeling much more relaxed knowing that for now everything is all good.
I'm not worried since she still has plenty of time to flip over. Baby is measuring one week ahead now at 25 weeks. Fluid looks good. HB is 136.
Contractions (when occuring preterm) can be very different from the contractions that occur at term. If you are fairly thin, a contraction can be felt as a "balling up" of the uterus, it rises up and becomes hard for 20-60 seconds or so, then relaxes. Contractions may or may not be painful when they occur preterm. That is what makes them so difficult to evaluate.
While I was there the nurse checked my cervix and said I was a fingertip to 1 cm dilated. She didn't seem at all concerned about this but everything I have read/heard says I should be. My OB is out til next week. Should I just wait? Does anyone have any experience with this. This is my first pregnancy. Wondering about cervical insufficiency. Thanks!
Thanks for the feedback; I was a little freaked out. I feel better now.
It doesn't cause much pain (akin to lifting a heavy object or doing lots of push ups) but I would really like to know what the cause is. I'm a 24 year old otherwise healthy male who works out 5-7 days/week and have no other complaints. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
) Anya, That's awesome that your test came back negative. I'm going in for it on Mon. The doctor said he rarely sees it come back positive so I've been trying to be positive. Dreamgirl, I hope things go well with your moms visa. Please keep us posted! How is your nursery coming along??? A big hello to all the new people!!!!
Today is my second day on atenelol , which i took at 8 am and till evening i did not feel a single missed beat but at about 9pm I had the first missedbeat of the day which progressively became very frequent and about 12 midnight it was really scary iwas having rain of missed beats, the ECG showed frequent PACs with some capture complexes and a short run of AF, so I took one more atenelol 25mg and after about an hour of the PACs rain it gradually stopped.
I started having them every day about six months ago, and having what I would call cluster or many happening at one time. This needless to say had set me off to worry that something more was wrong. I carried a haltor monitor for 24 hours, had an Echocardiogram, they also did a stress test on me. No heart disease was found, arteries were clear. The stress test show all "normal" activity. I lasted about 5 minutes of the test and my heart rate reached 171.
and how early did you feel them? i am 24 weeks and i noticed the first one at like 22 weeks. they say they usually start around 6 months but can be earlier. the first one i remember feeling, i thought the baby was all balled up in the middle of my abdomen and it was very hard. i even had my husband feel it. then it just flattened out all of the sudden. when i told my mother the next day she said that must have been braxton hicks. so then i read about it and i think it was.
I had mine stripped with my second baby and I went into labor within 24 hours, but I was 41 weeks at the time my midwife did it. I hope your contractions pick up and are productive ones. :) Good luck to you!
I have contractions all the time too. I was actually put on pre-term labour watch at 24 weeks though. I was having contractions and cervical thinning and bleeding. The thinning and bleeding have stopped, but I still get some pretty damn intense contractions on a regular basis. I think our doctors are starting to become a little more lax, only because we getting to the "safety zone"! Thank goodness! But best of luck!! We are so close!
I was in L&D for a little over 5 hours this morning for monitoring because my blood pressure was high and I told themninwas contracting & sure enough .... I was. They did about a million tests & gave me two shots to stop contractions. I went home and rested & I'm back at the hospital for breast feeding classes & I'm contracting some more. Has anyone had this happen? It seems like the shots only help for a few hours & then the contractions come back.
i just lived normally, i took a week of taking it easy and shorter shifts at work, and after that just went back to doing my thing.
I started having BH before 23 weeks I'd have them a few times a day only one at a time. I worked as a waitress at the time, and at 25 weeks I had one, then another an hour and a half later, another an hour later, and thought maybe I should get checked out because I'd had more than I normally do in a day in about two and a half hours, by the time an hour had gone by and I had left work and got to the hospital and hooked up they were five minutes apart.
Both of my labors were different, one lasted over 24 hours, the other just a few but one thing was constant, the contractions never ceased and I couldn't talk through them, let alone try to move into a different position.
I agree with Peek. I was having contractions starting at 27 weeks. They just felt like a tightening in my belly and sometimes would radiate around my back. And had spotting 5 times for 2 months. I did make it to 36 weeks by being on bedrest though. If they continue or you just don't feel right, I would go to L&D where they can tell you what could be going on and if it's serious. I wasn't having consistent contractions one day, just lower back aches when I decided to go in to be checked.
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