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I just found out that the meds they gave me to stop the contractions have actually been linked to brain damage and autism in children!!!! The studies aren't conclusive, but that just freaks me out. Why would they give medications to a woman who is pregnant that could cause problems with her baby? And why didn't I look it up? I am so worried now, what if I just gave our baby brain damage or autism because I was upset about being uncomfortable. I would never be able to forgive myself. I am just sick to my stomach right now.
I know a TON of women who have been given terbutaline for pre-term labor and their babies are perfectly healthy. If I had pre-term contractions I would take meds over delivering a preemie as well. Also, most medication used to stop contractions is off label. Don't be hard on yourself. Hugs!
*Thank you Jaidynsmum for the siggy!*
Mom to Kennedy (2/19/11) and Expecting Caleb Alexander 7/28/12
You can follow our journey with Kennedy on my blog: Life As We Know It
Because those risks are LESS than the risks of NOT giving you the drug. You have to wt the pros/cons. If you declined it and had a premie you would have felt bad also. Its mommy guilt we are screwed either way when it comes to the guilt