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Taking Procardia while on bed rest
cocoamomma posted:
I'm a first-time mommy who is now 30 weeks and my EDD is Nov. 28th. I went into preterm labor when I was 28 weeks and stayed in the hospital for (thank goodness) only 1 week because my body reacted so well to the Procardia which stopped my contractions. I also had too much fluid in my sac so the doctors put me on something called Indocin (which is an NSAID!) for just a few days.
Needless to say, I am grateful to be home BUT for someone who wouldn't take cold medicine when she became sick or Tylenol to relieve the pain of a headache, I am truly worried about the effects of this drug on my baby, especially in the future (ADD, Asthma, Autism, etc.)
I have expressed my concerns with my Dr. and she says she would rather have me take this medicine than have my baby come too early. She also assures me that everything will be okay. As of right now, I do have a healthy baby.
My hubby says I'm being too negative.
Is there anyone out there who has gone through the same thing or know of someone who has?
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Cocoamomma, Welcome and Congratulations!

While waiting for others to respond I wanted to pass along a couple of older discussions you may be interested in -

Anyone taking Procardia?

Please check back in to let us know what you decide and how your pregnancy and little one are doing,
~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown
cocoamomma replied to Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff's response:
Thank you! Reading the other discussions has really been helpful.

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