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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: nifedipine info anyone??
« on: February 02, 2013 at 12:56 AM »
Nifedipine does help to limit those tighten feelings and contractions. But, we don't know if it helps to keep the cervix stable, the way progesterone does.

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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Abdominal cerclage
« on: February 02, 2013 at 12:56 AM »
My doctor suggest an abdominal cerclage if I wanted to have another child, since my most recent & 1st pregnancy was with a cerclage. Also bed rest for over 4 months.

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Spent 12 weeks taking nifedipine almost daily and had no side effects from it.  It actually lowered my blood pressure.

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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: feeling discouraged
« on: January 29, 2013 at 11:27 PM »
They are really big for twins which is causing most of my problems, but I made it this far on modified bestrest, so don't give up hope yet.  We will probably end up having to be induced after all of this.  Stay positive!

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The nifedipine seemed to do the "trick" at the time while I was taking it because contractions were not an issue afterwards during my daily monitoring.  However, the dose i was on caused me to have extremely lowered blood pressure which caused me to pass out a few times.

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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Irritable uterus!!!
« on: January 28, 2013 at 11:38 PM »
I know I have four more days I swear I have never paid attention to days or times as much as I do now I love when it gets dark cuz that is one more day  almost over lol  so do you feel him moving all the time.

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 I was on mag from 26 weeks to 28 weeks when I was transitioned to nifedipine.  My doctor was sonsitently on the phone with my insurance company to discuss the off label use, but worked!  I was in the hospital from 26-30 and I went home to full bed rest...made it to 36...you can DO this.

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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Stopping progesterone?
« on: January 28, 2013 at 11:35 PM »
Congrats on making it so far! I'm afraid I can't offer any insight, because DS was born before I stopped (I was having the weekly injections). But you're in the safe zone now!

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