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nicki_d

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Preterm labor?
« on: July 27, 2010 at 09:15 PM »
I had preterm labor with my prior two pregnancies.  My last pregnancies were 12 and 14 YA with my first husband.  They were unplanned, I was poor, recovering from addiction, smoker (although cut back to less than half pack a day) and under tremendous stress.  Both were delivered at 37 weeks.  :)  Now, I have very different life circumstance... have a great career, college educated, healthy, happily married, and planned baby.  I saw a high risk specialist who found no issue with my cervix and told me the best thing I can do is not worry (especially since I had so much stress with DD and still delivered at term.  I will likely have preterm labor earlier than I did before (started with DDs at 28 weeks).  I am 21 1/2 weeks now and having contractions.  They are strong enough to take my breath away a little and make me pause to notice them.  Monthly doc appointment is Friday (whew).  For those who've had repeated ptl... does this sound like the beginning of ptl??