I've been inactive for quite a while now, but have been keeping up with everyone. DH and I moved home from Kuwait at the end of Nov, closed on a new house at the end of Dec, and got a puppy...so life has been pretty busy.
To get to the point, this weekend I started having random painful back contractions and crazy sharp vag/lower pelvis pain. Tues morning I woke up to lots of Braxton hicks. At about 11 they started to get pretty regular, not painful, but only a couple of min apart. I called the doc at about 2 and he said to come in. He checked me and no dilation but my cervix is soft. Did an NST and I had contractions the entire time, timing 2-3 min apart. Got sent to L&D, was given fluids and those shots to stop the cxns. It took 3 doses of the shot to get them to stop. Doc also decided to go ahead with steroid shot for lungs. Finally got sent home at around 9pm.
I was basically told to take it easy, and have an appointment next Wed to check on things. He called in the pill form of the Contraction pills with instructions. I haven't taken one yet, but have had a couple of episodes over the past 2 days with pretty frequent cxns. Today I've had more, and they have been pretty consistent, even with tons of water intake and lying on my side. I think I need to try one of the pills to stop them.
There's a history of early delivery/pre-term labor with my mom. I was born at 32 weeks and my mom was put on bed rest at 26 weeks with my sis due to pre-term labor. I think this is the reason my doc decided to go ahead with steroid shots.
After ALL of that, my question to you ladies is, has anyone gone through this or something similar and how did it turn out? This may be naive, but am I at a real risk of delivering soon? I just don't feel like any thing is wrong, other than cxns all the freaking time. I don't feel like I'm about to have a baby, but then I've never had one before.
I appreciate any advice anyone has and hope everyone has a great weekend!!