How best to labor with magnesium sulfate?

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How best to labor with magnesium sulfate?

Postby kaxy » Thu Aug 22, 2013 01:48 pm

I was only on mag for 3 hours before my son was born, but my goodness it made it so much harder to move and probably push. Was wondering if anyone could share ideas for keeping labor moving along while on mag. Positions? Etc.?

Also, did you have an epidural or no? I'm wondering how an epidural + mag would feel.
DS born Dec. 2008 at 38.5w gestation. Mild PE diagnosed 3 hours before he was born
DD born Dec. 2010 at 40w1d. BP was slightly elevated since 37w, and climbed while in labor (started on my own). Severe PE diagnosed hours after DD born.
DD born Sept. 2013 at 38w. Induced (and I had to fight for it!) due to high blood pressure. No protein, but had brisk reflexes and clonus after delivery. Doc gave me a mild preeclampsia diagnosis anyway and said I'm likely to be a chronic hypertensive later in life.
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Re: How best to labor with magnesium sulfate?

Postby MomTimesThree » Fri Aug 23, 2013 01:48 am

I think I just got a hot flash just thinking about Mag.

Fan and cold towels. Lots and lots of cold towels. I had an epidural with our 2nd while on Mag, it was a very quiet peaceful labor... except for the whole had to be induced part of it. Keeping cool I think is what allowed me to ward off the immense sluggishness that Mag causes.
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w
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