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momof26weeker

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17P shots...
« on: September 26, 2011 at 10:01 PM »
Hi everyone,
For those who have been or are currently getting 17P shots, when did you stop getting them? My doctor told me today to stop them and I am only 34 weeks. I was under the impression that I would get them until 36 weeks. I am a bit nervous as I have been told I have an irritable uterus, and I thought the longer I got the shots the better. Thanks!
Mom to 26 weeker born 9/2009
Baby #2 - due 11/6/11

momof26weeker

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Re: 17P shots...
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011 at 10:24 PM »
Thank you. I am very curious to hear the response. But good to know I am not the only one stopping at 34 weeks!
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Baby #2 - due 11/6/11

rcertner

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Re: 17P shots...
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011 at 09:04 AM »
I was told the same thing.  Maybe after 34 weeks, they aren't effective any more?  Who knows, but at least we're all getting the same advice.

Good luck!

Mumtaz

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Re: 17P shots...
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011 at 10:07 AM »
Hi momof26weeker,
My home health nurse told me the last shot is given at 36 weeks.  She said they are effective for about a week, so stopping at 36 weeks should ideally get us to 37 weeks!

momof26weeker

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Re: 17P shots...
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011 at 08:29 PM »
Thanks for the response! I would feel more comfortable taking them til 36 weeks. I think I will call my OB tomorrow just to double check! Thanks again!
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Megeshorty

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Re: 17P shots...
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011 at 01:38 PM »
I stopped them at 34 and sort of went into labor around 36/2 and then I took one terbutaline by choice, a pill that stops contractions and now I'm almost 37! Although no one wants me to make it any longer and everyone is done with the waiting game and said I shouldn't have took the pill. My first son was a 35 weeker and he was a handful. So I don't care who I piss off I'm keeping the baby cookin! Still on bedrest for 5 months now. I'm seeing a specialist as well.