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21 weeks .. had to stop labor twice 110212101814 Due September 29; 2 kids; San Antonio, Texas 776 posts
Jul 23rd '12

so i have this friend and shes 21 weeks. shes had to have labor stopped twice in less than one week and is already dilated 2 cm. i don't know much about this stuff but is it more likely shes going to have labor early?

ashley noel [gav's here!] 2 kids; Rhode Island 6374 posts
Jul 23rd '12

Id say yeah...

110212101814 Due September 29; 2 kids; San Antonio, Texas 776 posts
Jul 23rd '12

oh that sucks, thanks for actually responding lol

Yoncé 1 child; 3 angel babies; Barcelona, Spain 3706 posts
Jul 23rd '12

Usually they take measures to prevent preterm labor from occuring again. They probably should look into doing a rescue cerclage (cervical stitch) to keep her from opening anymore and magnesium to stop contractions if she isn't in active labor.



Sadly, most hospitals don't consider viability until 24 wks so if they can't hold labor off until then, they probably won't be able to save her baby. Even then if the hospital isn't equipped w/ a NICU they'll have to send the baby to the nearest hospital with one ASAP.

110212101814 Due September 29; 2 kids; San Antonio, Texas 776 posts
Jul 23rd '12
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Yoncé 1 child; 3 angel babies; Barcelona, Spain 3706 posts
Jul 23rd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting allllison ♥:</b>" oh wow, well i hope she can hold off. i just been worrying about her she seems to be taking it fine "</blockquote>




I just re-read the OP, and saw they were able to stop it. I read it wrong, but yeah some of the stuff I said still applies. Are they able to give her answers as to why her body thinks it's time for labor this early or is she not saying much? I'd at least tell her to ask about a rescue cerclage just in case she has an incompetent cervix. That's what it sounds like from your OP.

110212101814 Due September 29; 2 kids; San Antonio, Texas 776 posts
Jul 23rd '12
Quoting Venus p***s Trap.
110212101814 Due September 29; 2 kids; San Antonio, Texas 776 posts
Jul 23rd '12
Quoting ℳrs. +
Bandera Roe 1 child; Temple, Texas 170 posts
Jul 23rd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Venus p***s Trap.

110212101814 Due September 29; 2 kids; San Antonio, Texas 776 posts
Jul 23rd '12
Quoting Venus p***s Trap.
Bandera Roe 1 child; Temple, Texas 170 posts
Jul 23rd '12

Ooooo thanks

Rinoldox33 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Southern, VA, United States 1431 posts
Jul 24th '12

It could happend but it's not a garentee, I went into labor 4 times they had to stop it that's when I was 22-26 weeks and I'm almost 38 weeks pregnant now .