well difference is WHEN the problems started and what treatment has been initiated. having problems with all 3 kids, I consider myself the unofficial expert.
Kid one, PIH, pictocin at 36 weeks due to high protein, high BP and pending acute renal failure.
kid two, low amniotic fluid with 3x's a week fetal monitoring which resulted in decels every time the baby was stimulated, estimated at 4 lbs. was induced at 36 weeks at 6lbs. was high risk for sids, had home monitor and a a few close calls with 911 and home health visits for sids prevention, but by the grace of god she made it.
son, #3 kid, at 27 weeks was done, cervix dialated at 4 cm's, went into labor, started on mag drip. Couldn't suture cervix due to some reason. Was on bed rest with the 18 month old holter monitor gal, 18 month old and bed rest, yeah....would walk to the bathroom and go into labor, drink a gallon of water, labor subsided, after resting and sending into monitoring...and arguing the need to go inpatient, with 2 kids at home, contractions comming... geeze.
Spent july 5th through August 18th admitted for weeks at a time on a mag drip, SSOOOO sick from it, kids at home but one to be born yet.
for 6 plus weeks took albuterol plus prednisone to grow the lungs and relax the uterus. this worked until 33 weeks when water broke and my son was born,,,,, BREATHING with developed lungs, no sucking reflex, but hey, he was alive and well. took 45 minutes to feed him every two hours,,, during nursing school.
failed to thrive for 6 weeks, did fair at home, was short, slow and sick for 2 whole years, then out grew it!!!!
Ben is 9, he is sooooooo sharp !!! he is finally growing out of his clothes both width and length.
so I share this because after my sids survival daughter nicole, they told me no more kids. Had one more, at 33 weeks, they all but gave up on his chances but the mag,,,,, pure hell, all summer long in and out of the hospital saved him.
So from experience, they would have let me go to 36 weeks before stopping mag and letting labor continue. That's' all I heard was you'll see your son at 36 weeks not before. Water breaking created a "must do", which thank GOD for me led to a good outcome, after many stressful months.
I went to a specialized high risk childrens hospital and this was their norm, which gave me three beautiful, healthy children...... Although who at times I could be bribed to sell them :roll