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so frustrated Samantha Trivett Due April 5; 1 child; Alabama 78 posts
30th Mar '13

At 2:30 am I started having bright red blood. At 5:30 am I went into the hospital to get it checked out. They said I had stopped bleeding so they couldn't do anything and I was still 4 cm and 75% thinned. They said I was having "labor" sized contractions every 7 min exactly but I couldn't feel them. After an hour of monitoring me they checked me again and I was up to 4.5 cm. After another hour (started to have strong contractions) they said I was almost 5 cm but still only 75% thinned and baby was high still. They sent me home at 9 am and said if the contractions get 4 or 5 min apart for an hour to come back. So I have been home all day in pain from the contractions and back labor. Contractions are about 4-6 min apart (sometimes 4.5 or 5 or 6 etc.). I am due to be induced Monday and they said the only reason they don't go ahead and induce me today is because "we don't induce on the weekend). So I'm sitting here at 5 cm with painful contractions and nothing I can do. They said active labor isn't until 6 cm but I'm worried once I hit 6 cm I won't make it to the hospital in time (with my daughter I went from 5 to 7 in an hour and then from 7 to 10 in another hour). This is my second baby. I'm just so frustrated that they won't just break my water and get it over with all because it is a weekend. Ugh

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5828 posts
30th Mar '13

They don't want to bother the doctor on call when it's the weekend, especially this being a holiday weekend. :roll: I can understand your frustration. I would go in and get checked again anyway. You've surely made some progression since this morning if you're contracting every 5 minutes. Sounds like you're going to have that baby this weekend whether they like it or not! Lol