Has anyone else had this?
Ok, last Friday, I started having mild period-like contractions every 5 to 7 paired w/ nausea. My OB sent me to L+D; once there, though having marked contractions, I had no dilation. They sent me home until I made progress, telling me to return if they were 5 to 10 apart but more intense, or if I had blood, fluid, stillness from baby, etc. After a night of this, I fell asleep and woke up the next morning (yesterday) contraction free. So I thought that was that.
But now, starting at 1am, I'm back to having contractions every. The problem is that they are varying in intensity and duration, and they don't seem to end, so it's hard to time them. A different nurse told me "not to bother" coming in unless I had intense contractions that were 3 min apart and "intense"; completely different instructions than the other L+D nurse. I mean, what is "intense"? These are intense to me... they could be a lot worse, I know, but how do I know?
Sorry if this sounds stupid. It's my first, and I am just not sure what to do.