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Terbutaline Shot / Pill

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5/6/06 3:10 P

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Every hospital is different, but hopefully we'll BOTH be able to hang in there until at least 37 weeks!!!! :)

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5/6/06 12:40 P contractions got stopped twice already and doc said if I'll end up in L&D again before 37 weeks he'll try to stop them again because he wants me to hold on untill 37 weeks at least....

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5/6/06 11:37 A

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They gave me three shots and a pill and I was a jittery mess all day yesterday. For me, the contractions let up for a few hours and then started back up at around 7 last night. I was getting 7 an hour (though sporatically) until I went to bed. Sleep stopped the contractions.

I did a lot of reading on it last night and the drug only lasts up to about 48 hours. Depending on how far along you are, the next time you get regular contractions they might let you go into labor and have the baby. My doctor told me that at 35 weeks, they would deliver...I was one day shy of that and they stopped it, however if it happens again, we're having a baby!

Good luck! Get lots of rest and drink a ton of water.

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5/6/06 12:56 A

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I only had one shot of the stuff....and my contractions never came back like they were.

Ethan James, born via c-section 6/19 at 7:57 am, 18 1/2" Long, 7lbs 5.8 oz, EDD 6/30.

**UPDATE** As of January 31st he weighed 18 lbs 11 oz and was 26 1/2" long!

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5/5/06 5:21 P

I had terbutaline shots twice when I went to the L&D with contractions at 32 and 34 weeks. First time they told me to take pills after giving me a shot for a couple of days and the second time they just gave me a shot and that's it.( I keep having contractions on and off since my last trip to L&D)

Edited by: UKNOWWHO at: 5/5/2006 (17:21)

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5/5/06 4:53 P

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I had 2 of them yesterday for the same reason, but they didn't say how long they are supposed to stop the contractions for. They just told me to be careful and go back if they start again because then they would consider using magnesium sulfate, which is apparently quite nasty.
From what I read though it seems as though the terbutaline should work at keeping them away, otherwise if they start up again you will sometimes also be given a small pump machine which automatically administers the drug

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Cayden Joseph born 06/19/06 01h50

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5/5/06 4:19 P

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Has anyone else had to get the terbutaline shot to stop contractions. I got one the other day because I was having contractions, they ususally give 3, but I was lucky and didn't need that much. I was just wondering though, how long do they actually last. I was reading that it was actually for asthma patients to relax their muscles so they could breathe. So it would do the same for the muscles to relax instead of contract. I was reading that it would be good for 24-48 hrs, but what happens after that, do you need more, or if you keep yourself relaxed, do you stop contracting until you're actually in labor next time. can you tell the nurses didn't explain it very well to me?

Edited by: CHASITY1985 at: 5/5/2006 (16:20)

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Cynthia Jane (CJ)

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