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Will having amnio cause preterm labor?

Unlikely. The chances are very small. Usually by the mid 30s the risks of an amnio are lower than the risks of the regnancy itself. Read more...
It can. Amniocentesis involves introducing a fine needle into the pregnancy sac to retrieve some amniotic fluid for fetal dna testing. That technique had inherent risks for complications, including preterm labor and preterm premature rupture of membranes. The risk for any of these complications to occur is <1%, but is real and devastating if they do occur. Read more...

Can mag withdrawal cause preterm labor?

Preterm labor. Premature labor is caused by inflammation or infection. Magnesium has been used for the treatment of premature labor, but multiple studies have shown that it doesn't really stop contractions. Its use for this indication is declining. Withdrawing an ineffective medication can't cause premature labor. Read more...
Nope. There is no such thing as magnesium withdrawal! magnesium is an electrolyte normally present in our bodies that has been found to have several beneficial effects during pregnancy when administered in supraphysiologic doses. It can relax the uterus and stop preterm labor for 48 hours but is not approved for longer-term tocolysis. Preterm labor occurs and recurs on the basis of intrauterine status. Read more...

I don't understand why I went into preterm labor? What are the causes?

Largely unknown... Pretem labor is a blanket/umbrella diagnosis for a wide spectrum of conditions that result in fetal stress and uterine contractions. Such conditions include: infections, poor growth, placental failure, bleeding, too much amniotic fluid, multifetal pregnancies, trauma, fetal anomalies causing hydrops or heary failure, etc. Most of the time there is no diagnosis and preterm labor is "idiopathic". Read more...

Can quiting my ADHD medication cause me to have preterm labor in my third trimester?

Coordinated care. When there is need to taper or stop medications acting on the brain or nervous system, women who are pregnant should ask OB provider about a referral to maternal-fetal medicine specialist and/or neurologist or psychiatrist who prescribed the medication. Then all of the doctors can consider risks and benefits for mom and baby before making a change. Read more...
Should Not Happen. You should not have a problem with stopping the adhd as far as pre- term labor is concerned. However, i would encourage you to discuss with your doctor the reasons why you want to do this. It may or may not be a good idea. Read more...
Possibly. The stress caused by abruptly stopping Ritalin (methylphenidate) could lead to preterm contractions and labor - yes. You should discuss these issues with a psychiatrist, maternal-fetal medicine specialist and consider gradually tapering off chronically used drugs (don't stop them cold turkey). If you need the drug to feel ok and function normally, i would consider continuing it realizing that it may affect the baby. Read more...