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Should I go? LinzKae 1 child; Las Vegas, Nevada 417 posts
27th Sep '12

I'm due on Sunday and have been having contractions all day and they are now about 5 minutes apart but they don't hurt super bad. I have already had 2 false alarms so I don't want to go in if it isn't really time! Idk what to do! Everyone says I'll know when it's time but I don't!

Derp TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11449 posts
27th Sep '12

You can but they'll probably send you home. Wait until they're about four minutes apart and/or quite painful.

* MRS KING * 2 kids; Whitesboro, Oklahoma 1550 posts
27th Sep '12

Wait until they hurt, not super bad but bad enough that you have to sit or freeze in one spot. Then go in. All theyre going to do is try to give you meds that will speed things up, I wish id waited with my first until they were extremely painful as i lived right down the street from the hospital. I hated not getting to eat and having to lay in an uncomfortable bed.

Derp TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11449 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting * MRS KING *:" Wait until they hurt, not super bad but bad enough that you have to sit or freeze in one spot. Then go ... [snip!] ... as i lived right down the street from the hospital. I hated not getting to eat and having to lay in an uncomfortable bed. "

Or you could just say no to the pitocin/IVs and be able to lay in bed/eat/labor naturally =) Of course this depends on OP's birth plan but yeah, no hospital can force you into taking meds to speed labor up just 'cause you show up and are in the early stages of labor.

LinzKae 1 child; Las Vegas, Nevada 417 posts
27th Sep '12

I'm scheduled for induction on Monday will they just do it tonight if I go in and they aren't strong enough?

* MRS KING * 2 kids; Whitesboro, Oklahoma 1550 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting Raptor Jesus (TTC):" Or you could just say no to the pitocin/IVs and be able to lay in bed/eat/labor naturally =) Of course ... [snip!] ... no hospital can force you into taking meds to speed labor up just 'cause you show up and are in the early stages of labor."

They wouldnt let me eat because its the general rule, not because of the meds. I didnt start those until id been there for about ten hours, and they said my doc said too. I worried that my insurance put me on a time limit or something. And i laid in bed because of sciatica, not because of meds (though i had to after epidural four hours before i had her, 26 hour labor) but i definitely will be waiting a long time with this one.