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Q&A: What medications stop labor progression?

What kinds of medicine can I be given to help slow the progression of labor so that that my baby isn't born prematurely?

Re: What kinds of medicine can I be given to help slow the progression of labor so that that my baby isn't born prematurely?

The Bump Expert

It's important to note first that each pregnancy and delivery is different, and that your doctor is going to have to factor in a number of things to determine whether or not they can administer medicine to stop labor from progressing. That being said, doctors may be able to delay labor by using drugs that suppress contractions, known as tocolytics. With these drugs, you may be giving your baby extra hours, days, or even a week or so in the womb where baby can grow stronger before birth.

Karen Moise, RN

Q&A: What medications stop labor progression?

When I went into labour at 33 weeks i was given 40mg of adalat over a 4 hour period, luckily it worked to stop contractions that were 2 minute apart. Adalat is also a blood pressure medication so if they give it to you your bp will be closely monitored especially if it's already normal or low

msbride20 |

Q&A: What medications stop labor progression?

One thing I forgot, Adalat only works to stop labour about half the time

msbride20 |

Q&A: What medications stop labor progression?

I don't think that you should do this on your own, you better go talk to a doctor about this.It's like having a Eating Disorder Treatments without checking with a specialist.

marcydaoubt |

Q&A: What medications stop labor progression?

You should discuss this with your doctor.I had the same problem while I was pregnant as I did some colon irrigation therapies and they were not good for my baby.The specialist recommended me to let my baby born even if I had only 7 months of pregnancy.I gave birth to a healthy girl and I am very happy.

suniscomming |