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Old 12-31-2012, 11:33 PM   #11
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The nurse gave me a unisom while I was in early labor with my 2nd. Big freaking mistake! Labor kicked in full force as the unisom started working. I was so sleepy and the pain was so hard the deal with! Just don't do it! It was the worst feeling ever!!

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:05 PM   #12
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But is that a good idea? What are all of the benefits and risk here? I wouldn't do it, and I have done it, except with Benadryl. They sent me home because my contractions "weren't strong enough" and when I told them I hadn't slept in 2 days they told me to take two Benadryl. I took them when I got home and 20 minutes after that my water broke. So there was no sleep for me. Luckily it didn't seem to effect me too badly because of adrenalin but still, it wasn't really a good idea and I wished I hadn't even bothered.

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Not in my opinion but just letting OP know it is very common and not such a crazy out there idea. I don't agree with nearly anything hospitals do routinely but the majority of America does...
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Re: taking a unisom in early labor if it starts at night?

I think the main thing here is to be familiar with whatever you plan to take. Don't take something without knowing how it personally affects you.

For instance, melatonin does absolutely nothing for me. Benedryl (same as unisom) works but sometimes gives me nightmares and leaves me groggy in the morning. Unisom II works like benedryl but stronger and without the nightmares. Ambien for me would be the best choice as it only lasts 4-5 hours.

In other words, if you plan on taking something, please try it before labor and don't take the word of someone here because stuff effects everyone differently. Of course Ambien is Rx only so you would need to get that from your doctor.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:16 PM   #14
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I think the main thing here is to be familiar with whatever you plan to take. Don't take something without knowing how it personally affects you.

For instance, melatonin does absolutely nothing for me. Benedryl (same as unisom) works but sometimes gives me nightmares and leaves me groggy in the morning. Unisom II works like benedryl but stronger and without the nightmares. Ambien for me would be the best choice as it only lasts 4-5 hours.

In other words, if you plan on taking something, please try it before labor and don't take the word of someone here because stuff effects everyone differently. Of course Ambien is Rx only so you would need to get that from your doctor.
This is a very good point!
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