Went to L&D yesterday with contractions. Not all of them were painful but I was definitely getting back cramps and occasional pains in the front too. Sat there for SIX hours. Checked my cervix twice, hadn't dialated from the 3 cm I've been at since the 15th. Put the fetal heart monitor on and the uterine monitor (for the contractions). Our hospitol isn't large they have four rooms and a screen in each room that has 4 quadrants each quadrant shows the contractions, fetal heart rate and maternal heart rate of the person in each room. No other identifying info is on there they show all four so that they can see if there's a problem in another room or not. I'm having massive contractions, equal to the girl down the hall which since the nurses talk loudly, I now know is on a Pitocin drip. Awesome, they try to slow my contractions down with an IV thinking I'm dehydrated. Doesn't work, in fact, they get MORE intense. The nurses talk some more about the girl down the hall she's 27 weeks with preeclampsia and they're going to bring in the doctor to break her water. But,oh wait, the other lady that's here, yea we know she's 37 weeks but we're gonna send her home. They told me, point blank, to my face, "Your contractions don't count unless you're dialating and we just don't think you're ready for labor yet". Uhm.... seriously? Is it just me or is this wrong???