Your Complete Guide to Bed Rest

Are Medications an Option?

Medications called tocolytics can help stop preterm labor. The drug terbutaline relaxes the uterine muscles in women having preterm contractions. Other medications such as magnesium sulfate and calcium channel blockers deprive muscle of the calcium it needs to contract. Yet another treatment, using progesterone, may be prescribed for women with shortened cervixes. One of these medications may work in place of bed rest.

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