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Pre-term contractions and Procardia

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according to my original ultrasound I am 35 weeks, but according to my last missed period, the last ultrasound I had, and my measurements I am 37 weeks. I have been having pre-term contractions for a month and I have been 1cm 60%effaced and -2 for 2 weeks. I got dex shots 2 weeks ago. Procardia is not working and 3 weeks ago my ultrasound had shown my son was 5lbs 10oz. My doctor will not do anything for me and said everything is normal. She said that they will not induce me because of my original ultrasound. I am in a lot of pain and I do not know how much more I can take. Can you give me some answers other than it is normal?


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replied November 26th, 2009
Third Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A8046
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum

If you have been having contractions for a month and are 60% effaced, please go for induction of labor or cesarean.

It is 36 weeks +/- one week now, so it is absolutely safe to deliver. In fact there is more danger to the baby with chances of the amniotic fluid leaking out and other problems to the baby.

You need to take a tough stand and press your gynecologist for delivery. Hope this helps. Take care!



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