View Full Version : 17 weeks and contractions already?
10-28-2008, 03:55 PM
I am only 17 weeks prego and I am having contractions, I think. I am scared because when I was prego with my 5 year old I went into labor with him at 22 weeks, and I ended up having him at 34 weeks. It was a very long hospital stay.
I know that it is normal to have braxton hicks while being prego but what if this is the real thing? Problem is that I feel like I am going to have this baby earley. Over the last week I have cleaned my house from top to bottom and I have even started getting the babies room ready. I hurt in my lower back 98% of the time, I can't sleep and I am having 5 to 8 contractions per hour. Some of them hurt so bad that it is taking my breath away. I don't want to go to the doctor and make everyone worry so ,Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do?
10-28-2008, 04:12 PM
I Am No Professional , But You Need To Go To The Doctor!! Better Safe Then Sorry Esp. W/ Your History. You Should Nto Worry About Worrying People!! Good Luck & Let Us Know How It Goes!!!
10-28-2008, 04:34 PM
I would definately go. If it is real labor they can stop the contractions. If you wait too long.........Definately go to the Dr.
10-28-2008, 04:43 PM
Go to the doctor! Don't worry about making everyone else worry, you should do what will benefit you and the baby first and foremost. So go to the doc (or at least call)! I hope it all goes well, hang in there!
10-28-2008, 04:49 PM
I would call the dr at the very least. I started to have contractions with my dd at 20 weeks, went into labor (they stopped it) at 31 weeks and she was born at 34 weeks. I'm also 17 weeks now and have had some very mild contractions but they were no where near 5-8 minutes apart and don't hurt. If you can, lay down or put your feel up, drink plenty of h20 and relax. My ob has started my on progesterone shots with this baby. One shot a week for 20 weeks to hopefully prevent me from having this one early. It may be worth asking about. Good luck, let us know how things go.
10-28-2008, 05:29 PM
I'm 22 weeks now and now I'm taking medicine against contractions. Since I was really concerned I went to dr. and yup now I'm one month stuck in bed + taking medicine. Anyway better go to dr! At least they can help and check it out via ultrasound, if those are real contractions or not!
10-29-2008, 10:15 AM
I'm going to repeat what everyone here said. You have to go to the dr. Today. Its serious - whatever they recommend unfortunately you have to just suck it up and follow what they say, for your health and the babies.
Good luck to you!
10-29-2008, 03:52 PM
Well I talked to the doctor and he said that I needed to just take it easy and avoid stress, easy for him to say. He also said that I need to get a heating pad and keep my legs up. So far it seems to be working. I am still contracting but its not as bad as yersterday.
10-29-2008, 05:47 PM
Go to the doctor!!! Went into labor with my son at 19 weeks and kept telling myself it was Braxton-Hicks. 24 hours later, we almost lost him!! Trust me...Emergency cerclage is NOT FUN!!!
10-30-2008, 11:26 AM
I don't understand why they didn't want to see you? What are you expected to spend the next 23 weeks with your feet up. ... and life is full of stress its unreasonable to think that you'll be able to avoid it. It just seems to risky to me for them to not see you. If your dr. is too lazy to see you - I would go to the ER.
10-31-2008, 12:54 PM
That's what dr-s told me first, keep my legs up and avoid stress. Huh, I got angry when I heard it, how can u avoid stress when you fear that little one! I suggest you to insist to check you via ultrasound and find it out what you really need. That's how they can lower your stress risk and I'm sure it can just help you!
In my case they prescribed me bedrest :S and medicines, but at least now at 23 weeks (contractions started more then one month ago) i really feel much better, and even can menage short walks without having pains after it! :)
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