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I am new here and had a complicated 3rd pregnancy which resulted in a premature birth at 31 weeks and loosing her at 5 weeks when she got NEC (intestinal infection). I actually got Placental insufficiency with her which resulted in IURG and severe preeclampsia... so I had her at 31 weeks which her weight was at 27 weeks gestation age with intestinal not fully develop.
With my first pregnancy I had gestational diabetes but other than that I was good... with my 2nd I had diabetes and my daughter was a small to date baby but was born healthy with no signs of preeclampsia or anything.
So I am 18 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby. Its been going so well till this last week when I started cramping/contracting a lot... I did the same thing with my 3rd baby around the same gestation pregnancy stage. Is it possible to get this again? Has anybody had this happened to them also?
I don't have any input because I didn't have that happen, but I wanted to say how sorry I am that you lost your precious baby. It must make you really scared with this pregnancy and having those symptoms. Have you called or talked to your OB about it? I would be in touch with them immediately with that going on, especially with your history.
With regard to the cramping- placental insufficiency itself doesn't cause cramping. Have you had ultrasounds to tell you if you have it again? Also remember that dehydration can cause cramping. It's so very hot these days- is it possible you may need more hydration?
I definitely recommend that you call your doctor. They should monitor your baby's growth and your placenta. If that doctor refuses, remember you have the right to get another one.
Lots of hugs your way. I'm sure you must be nervous with such a traumatic experience from your previous baby.
I did have cramping that started @ 18w with my last pregnancy, and although they put me in medication from that day on, I am sure that had nothing to do with the outcome. It didn't hurt, and I really wasn't all that worried about it. I took the meds, stopped caffeine, and just went along..
Good luck to you! Feel better!
I am so sorry for your loss. I agree, it could be dehydration. Make sure you are getting plenty of fluids and staying cool (if it isn't hot where you are, you can still get dehydrated). You should be drinking at least 80 - 96 oz of water (or roughly 3 litres) a day, no matter what.
HUGS, I hope your doc got back in touch with you, if not, you might consider going to the ER.