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Moi H* 2 kids; Columbia, SC, United States 2224 posts
2nd Jan '13

L&D at the hospital here and my doctors say 4-6 in an hour if you aren't at least 35/36 weeks. They also advise to drink at least a liter of water and lie down to see if that stops them.



I never had timeable contractions at 28/29 weeks, and when I got to the hospital, I was 3cm dilated.

Cathryn Cary Due December 4 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Lenore, West Virginia 197 posts
2nd Jan '13

I have been drinking water like no tomorrow... I believe if I drink anymore water Im going to puke!!! Somethings gotta give

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6573 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Cathryn Cary:" I called my OB's office and no answer I left messages to get my appointment moved up.... No call backs ... [snip!] ... home by myself with 2 kids and cant find a babysitter..... So I guess I will have to wait it out to see if they get worse :cry:"


If you don't hear back from your dr within the next couple of hours and are still hurting, I would either call L&D or bring everyone with you to L&D. I know the last option isn't much fun, but sometimes you do what you have to do. I personally wouldn't wait until tomorrow to see if the office calls back or not. Most ob offices also have an after hour number for emergencies.