It all started yesterday afternoon. I was having fairly strong contractions every 10-30 min apart lasting 1.5 to 3 min each. As the day went on they continued and became stronger and closer together.
Finally, at 10:30 I called my OB because they were coming about every 7 min apart and lasting 1.5 to 3 min and bringing me to tears. The doctor on call for the practice told me to come on into the hospital because it sounded like it might actually be the real thing this time. She was actually at the hospital getting ready to go into a C-Section so she would still be there when we arrived.
We arrive at the hospital and get everything set up (monitors ect...) and the check my cervix. I am still only .5cm and 0%. After an hour I have had 7-8 contractions that were off the charts and really long. The OB on call came in and rechecked me and I had no progress. :( She told the nurse to give me some sedative to help me relax and see if the contractions kept up and made any progress.
Well at 2:30am we were still having contractions (about 8 an hour), but making no progress. I finally made the call to go home and wait in comfort. We came home and have been having the same thing all freaking day. I really hope that this means that things are picking up. Both the doctor and nurse said that it was early labor NOT BH so that is a good thing right? Also they informed me that my due date is the 13th not the 15th like I thought. The nurse that told me the 15th misread the chart back in February. I guess that is good only 5 days till my due date and they should induce me on Thursday or Friday if he is not here by then.
Does anyone know how long "Early Labor" can last? I am really sick and tired of these contractions especially if they are not getting me any closer to holding my baby boy.
Thanks ladies and