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Title: Premature Contractions in Pregnancy | Book An Appointment Online

Premature Contractions in Pregnancy
  • A normal pregnancy last about 40 weeks, but
    sometimes labor may begin earlier, before 37th
    week of pregnancy.
  • This happens because uterine contractions cause
    the cervix to open up earlier than normal.
  • In such the case the baby is born premature and
    may be at health risks. However, by knowing the
    symptoms of and by avoiding some of the risk
    factors, such a condition may be avoided.
  • A contraction is when the muscles of your uterus
    contract and as a result your abdomen hardens, as
    the contraction goes away your uterus becomes
Warning signs and symptoms of premature
contractions More than 5 uterine contractions
in an hour. Watery fluid leaking from your
vagina Menstrual-like cramps in the lower
abdomen Backache felt below the waistline that
may come and go or be constant Pelvic pressure
that feels like your baby is pushing down
Abdominal cramps may occur with or without
diarrhea Increase or change in vaginal
If you suffer from 1 or more of these symptoms,
contact you doctor. While you wait for the help
follow these steps Empty your bladder. Lie
down on your left side, this may slow down or
stop signs and symptoms. Avoid lying flat on
your back, this may cause contractions to
increase. Drink several glasses of water,
because dehydration can cause contractions.
Monitor contractions for one hour by counting the
minutes from the beginning of one contraction to
the beginning to the next treatment.
The treatment for premature contractions
include Magnesium Sulfate is a medication
given through an IV, which may cause nausea
temporarily. A large dose is given initially and
then a smaller continuous dose is given for 12-24
hours or more. Corticosteroid is a medication
given 24 hours before birth to help accelerate
the babys lung and brain maturity. Oral
medications are sometimes used to decrease the
frequency of contractions, and may make women
feel better. Antibiotics Being admitted to
the hospital
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