Last Wednesday I went in to L&D with contractions every 3-4 minutes. They gave me fluid and antibiotics for a UTI and sent me on my way... said I was a fingertip dilated.
I went to my appointment on Monday and the doctor said I was 2 cm dilated and put me on pelvic rest and told me not to do anything to encourage labor, but that it won't be stopped at this point. (I'm 36 weeks tomorrow.)
I've been drinking plenty of water and getting a lot of rest. Since 1:30, I had erratic contractions, although pretty strong. Maybe a couple an hour. Until about 5:30... For about 30 minutes, I was having contractions every 2 minutes. And now I'm having them every 5 to 10 minutes. Still trying to chill out... I keep thinking that they'll go back to being just a couple an hour or else totally stop.
No real point in going to L&D since labor won't be stopped and contractions aren't really coming regularly.
Yeah but how do you know you aren't 5 cm at this point? I wouldn't want to have a 36 weeker at home just because of the chance of complications.
Quoting [JadeLee]:" Yeah but how do you know you aren't 5 cm at this point? I wouldn't want to have a 36 weeker at home just because of the chance of complications."
I know... But if it was real labor, wouldn't the contractions be more consistent? I've been watching and keeping note of the time and here's what I've got so far...
It was earlier that I was having them 2 minutes apart. Now, I'm not counting the painless "tightening" of my belly in between these that I've written down... So if those count, then I've had more... But I've only been counting the really uncomfortable ones.