I was in L&D myself last week for some of the same problems. I was told that I was definately having contractions and after IV fluids the contractions became less frequent.
Dehydration can put you into labor so be sure to drink plenty of water. Also a yeast or bladder infection can also cause you to go into preterm labor.
I was having alot of contractions again this week and was feeling really nausous so I went back into L&D and had more IV fluids and the found out that I now have a UTI. Be sure to take good care of yourself because you don't want to be having your baby at 29 weeks.
It is better to be safe than sorry so go to Labor and delivery and get yourself checked out.View Thread
Both first and middle names are cute. But for me i'd spell it Adelyn. Most people would see the spelling Adeline and think it's Ad-uh-line and your daughter would be constantly telling people that it's pronounced wrong.
I have a niece and her name is Katarina pronounce Kat-a-rina and alot of people pronounce it Katrina. She gets frustrated at having to tell people how to properly pronounce her name.
As for her middile name I think Lea is just fine and I don't think many people will pronounce it wrong.View Thread
I've never heard of a Sprinkle party but I have heard of a 6 month party. When the baby is 6 months old you have a party and everyone brings a 50 cent coin to help start a savings account for the baby. Other gifts are optional.View Thread
s/c: Having contractions on and off. Last night they were 10-15 min apart. Extremely exausted and ready for the next 6 weeks to go by faster.
Other: Had an ultrasound today and baby is measuring 4 days ahead. Baby is in the head down position and facing back so couldn't get a profile picture of him today. Start non stress test next Monday and will have them twice a week.
Next d/a: Today for follow up from the Labor scare I had last week. Aug. 29th, ultrasound Sept 17th.View Thread
I'm not sure the exact amount of water I was drinking. I have a 20 oz. eco cup that I constantly had filled with ice water. I'd fill that about 3-4 times a day or more. Because it's been so hot lately i've needed more water. I know I didn't drink as much water yesterday and I had the day before. I need to remind myself to drink more each day from now on. I know that soda's can dehydrate you so I don't drink any soda.
The recommended amount of water is 8, 8 oz. glasses a day but if you live somewhere where it gets pretty hot you'll need more water and if you are active you'll also need to drink more. Just be sure you drink enough and if you start to feel contractions then drink more.
Thanks everyone for your concerns. I'm glad that everything has slowed down and i'm not having my baby anytime soon. I want a strong and healthy baby.View Thread
I did call my doctor and I was told to go to Labor and Delivery. They checked me and I am 1 cm dilated and aprox. 30% effaced.
I was having some contractions so they monitored me for several hours and did some testing for a yeast infection and bladder infection among other tests. So far everything is negative.
After IV fluids the contractions slowed so I guess I was a little dehydrated and that can cause contractions. I try to drink plenty of water but I guess it just wasn't enough so I have to increase my fluids and I have to make sure I go to the bathroom aprox. every 2 hours so my bladder isn't full because that can cause me to have contractions. I already make several trips to the bathroom throughout the day so what's several more going to hurt?
I'm happy all is well and i'm not having my baby anytime soon.View Thread
I am only 30 1/2 weeks pregnant and I lost my mucus plug yesterday. All night i've been in pain that doesn't go away when I change positions, etc. I'm having cramping and sharp pains in my abdomen and back that last a long time and are very painful. Change positions actually makes the pain worse. I've also had diarrhea and alot of gas.
Is this labor or just braxtion hicks contractions.View Thread