Up to what EGA does your facility give Mag to ?

  1. I just heard of a hospital that will give Mag,up to 37 WEEKS! for PTL.
    Anywhere else practice this? ( I hope not!)
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   AlaskaKat
    We would Mag up to 36 weeks, but are a small hospital and try not to deliver less than 36 weeks, no NICU. But, if somebody were in labor at 35 weeks and it was possible, we would mag and ship.
  4. by   ShandyLynnRN
    I believe we do the same as AlaskaKat
  5. by   Jolie
    With both my pregnancies, my docs and I agreed to put an end to MgSo4 at 35 weeks. I had long-standing PTL, so my babies were both sufficiently stressed, and steroided, and both were girls. We continued terbutaline up to 37 weeks, and 36 weeks respectively, based on what my body could toerate.

    If we had a new PTL patient come in at 35 weeks, however, we would have used MgSo4 if needed. At 36 weeks we would settle for hydration and terbutaline.
  6. by   dawngloves
    36 weeks? Really? I thought most places will let you go if you are >35 weeks? But to Mag a 36 weeker? Yucky! (In my opinion)
  7. by   anitame
    It depends on the provider and the patient but generally we Mag up to 35 or so weeks. We don't use tocolytics at all after 36 weeks.
  8. by   at your cervix
    We also give tocolytics up to 36 weeks unless contraindicated.
  9. by   labornurse
    We mag to 36 weeks.
  10. by   mark_LD_RN
    35 weeks
  11. by   mother/babyRN
    Depending on how the mom and baby are doing, we like to mag up to 36 weeks, but not for everyone..Depends on how things are going..
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Up to 35-36 weeks is the usual, depending on MD preference. I myself NEVER EVER trust a 35-36 weeker and anticipate a poor breather and feeder and grower for our nursery. I really want to see them to go at least 37 weeks; then I breathe a sigh of relief.

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