Yesterday even I had some occasional cramping which was coming every 15 minutes. After taking a shower they had stopped and I was able to go to bed. Flash forward to 2am where I woke up with these menstrual-like cramps, including my thighs and back. From 3:30-4:30 they were repetitive, every 5 minutes. Though I could still talk through them we went to labor and delivery and stayed for nearly 5 hours. In that time I stayed 1cm dilated but continued with contractions. They administered a shot of terbutaline, checked on me in 45 minutes, gave me another shot and checked on me in 30 minutes, and a final shot before sending me home. The shots stopped the contractions but not the cramping.
I have read that doctors do not typical give the shot after 36 weeks, and I am only one day shy of this. I understand if I am having real labor contractions, it will fight through the terbutaline. I would have preferred to have nature take its course since I am this far along but when you're half asleep and cramping you end up agreeing to whatever the nurse is saying will make things better.
Have any of you other ladies been given this shot (and so much) this late in pregnancy?