as some of you may know i am now 33 weeks and 4 days pg. started having ptl at 23 weeks (was admitted to hosp. for contractions at that time- given ringers lactate iv for 3 days, macrobid bid x 10 days for possible uti, and started indomethacin 25mg q 6hr. round the clock.) anyway at around 27 weeks things had calmed down and although i kept having irregular contractions they stopped the indomethacin. well i went to see my high risk dr. for my check up last week at 32 weeks and to all of our suprise he found me to be funneling on the transvaginal ultrasound so he started me on nifedipine 10mg q 6 hr round the clock. today i went back to see him and he said my cervix is getting shorter still. it now measures 1.6 and at my first visit with him (back when i was 24 weeks) it was measuring 3.2. i am not dilating at this time but they went ahead and gave me the first betamethasone injection (ouch!
) and i will get the second one tomorrow. they also upped my nifedipine to 20mg q 6 hr round the clock which is already giving me a headache and making me jittery and lightheaded. will this bottom me out? my bp was 116/62 today before i doubled up and that is a low bottom number for me. (usually 112 to 120 over 78 to 84)i guess my question is to anyone with experience with this kind of situation is there any way to tell how soon i will have this baby? i am reading alot of old posts on here that say the shots won't be effective after a week. so does that mean that the dr. thinks i am going to deliver next week? maybe i should't read so much. sorry so long but i am just worried that my little boy will be born too soon and have all kinds of problems. thanks for listening.