Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Terbo Drug for the Birth Goddess?

I'm still all shaky. Heart rate 90. Terbutaline doesn't stop all contractions. I still get a contraction every time I stand up. And sometimes when I'm sitting down. They're not regular in timing and they're not intensifying so probably everything is fine. I have an appointment with doctor today at 3:15 so I'll find out for sure then.

I talked with my girlfriend, Melissa, who gave birth to twins a couple weeks ago when she was 33 1/2 weeks along. She had been on the Terbo Drug for 2+ months trying to keep those babies in there as long as possible. She said that after 4-5 days your body adapts to the drug and the shaking stops.

Last night Scott and I attended a 'Basics of Birthing' class where I learned that I am a Birth Goddess. Giving birth is apparently the most empowering thing a woman can do. Once I give birth I will have an elevated confidence level and know that I can now do anything. My body knows how to give birth. Babies love labor. They can't wait to come out and meet us.

I know Kelly is cracking up right now because she and Ryan attended this class a while back...

During the class we were given a Labor Log so we could start tracking our contractions when we thought we were going into labor. Early labor was described as the following: 'painless tightening'. I checked my watch and started writing down all the episodes of painless tightening I was having while sitting in the class. My log shows the following:

7:06 for :40 seconds,
7:09 for :50 seconds,
7:15 for :60 seconds,
7:21 for :50 seconds,
7:32 for :50 seconds,
7:41 for :40 seconds,
7:52 for a long time (I had to get up to pee and the walking triggers them)

I stopped counting after that.


The Chapples said...

That's a heck of a lot of contractions :(.

hatfields-in-hawaii said...

Oh my gosh...flashbacks of the birth goddess...I warned you :-) Let me know how your appointment goes today and cheers to the couch!!