I am 30 weeks pregnant. On Thursday the 11th of February 2016, I took myself to the local hospital after not feeling very well, pains, pressure & tightenings in my belly plus a really puff right leg… because our local hospital is not equipt to deliver babies before 37 weeks, the doctor and nurses performed checks to determine if I was likely to go into premature labour. They decided that it was possible so decided to fly me to Adelaide which is 300kms from my hometown to be assessed, monitored and decisions to be made down in Adelaide by the medical team regarding my situation. It is now Sunday the 14th of February, I have not had the baby yet but have been diagnosed with Irritable Uterus. Please Google for more information. Basically my uterus is having mild contractions/tightenings & I am experiencing pain associated with it, it can send some women into premature labour so they put you on a course of Niphedipine which is a drug to stop contractions. Even if I don’t stay in hospital I will be asked to stay in Adelaide until the baby is born. My husband has to go home today & can’t come back until next weekend due to work commitments. I have family here but it is going to be a long week coping with not really knowing what is going to happen. We are seeking support to help us get through this time. If anyone is interested in the progression of my story, would like to help in anyway or to learn more about an Irritable Uterus please comment.
Posted by Lori-Anne, 14th February 2016