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Pregnancy Complications / Re: Doctors pushing me to get up now?
« on: October 07, 2017 at 03:19 PM »
I am unsure if this research applies to PPROM, but a big study done within the past few years showed that strict bed rest actually resulted in worse outcomes than for those who were allowed to do routine activities. My understanding is, regular contractions will dilate your cervix, but gravity will not. However, like I said, I don't know if this is different in cases of PPROM. Best of luck to you!

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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Safety of vistaril
« on: October 06, 2017 at 05:16 PM »
Hi! I have found a couple of mentions of vistaril on this site, but no one has discussed safety. It is actually an antihistamine, but it also relaxes muscles, and is sometimes used as an anxiolytic, or to help people fall asleep. I have only needed it for the uterine irritability. In the past week, I have maybe taken it once, so I'm not needing it much now.

I am working 16 hrs/week from home, and am trying to establish a do-able routine with that. I have pretty good energy most days, but am trying not to overdo it.

My cervix was dilated to 1cm when I got to the hospital, but was only a fingertip width when I left, since I had not consistently been contracting anymore. It measured 2-2.5 cm in my ultrasound at the hospital, but the MFM who reviewed the images said what she saw was more like 7mm of functional cervical length. They did not re-measure the length before I left. I have been home on modified bedrest since 9/25 and so far things are going well. I will be 27 weeks tomorrow! Grateful for each day.

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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Safety of vistaril
« on: September 27, 2017 at 07:58 PM »
Hello everyone,

I'm new here. I was admitted to the hospital at 23 weeks 6 days for preterm labor. It does not appear cervical insufficiency was the cause, but my cervix was shortened by contractions that were effective enough to cause me to dilate. They managed to stop labor at the hospital with magnesium and indocin. They also started offering vistaril to me, to help with uterine irritability. I stayed in the hospital 10 days; I'm now home and 25 weeks 4 days.

My question is: what experiences do you have with vistaril? The doctors assured me up and down that it is safe, and that it has been prescribed for 40+ years for circumstances like mine. But, I have since read that it is a category C drug, and have heard from one OBGYN who said she does not prescribe it, has not encountered it in her career, and that it is not an evidence-based intervention.

Thoughts? Thank you!

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