I have not intro-ed on this board because I am still pregnant (fingers crossed I stay that way for a while longer). However, I have been in and out of the hospital and with an MFM this pregnancy because of a previous loss at 22w due to PPROM and a prolapsed cord. I get monitored every 2 weeks at the MFM for cervical shortening. I had a positive FFN about 2 weeks ago.
Today I went to a routine MFM appt and my cervix had shortened so I was sent to the hospital for monitoring. My doctor said that he would have monitored me in office, but that location did not have the equipment.
Here is my problem...I was NOT contracting at home, and here they noticed a little IU so they gave me fluids and it went away. As the night has gone on, I have been so uncomfortable, so stressed out and now I am contracting (of course). Only 5 per hour but obviously at this point it is better to have none. They said I could have gone home but then I started to contract so now they want me on hospital bed rest until at least 32 weeks, most likely it will be 34 weeks. I feel like I am contracting because of how uncomfortable and stressed I am here.
Now I am wondering if I would be better off at home. They aren't doing anything here other than the steroids they already gave me and fluids. I can't sleep because they pop in every hour to check me and often it is every 30 minutes or so because baby keeps moving off the monitor. It is SO frustrating! I can't lay the way I want to so my body is aching and I can't get comfortable, when I finally fall asleep I am being woken up. I don't mind being here (in the emotional sense), but I physically don't feel good here and I always feel perfectly fine at home.
I am thinking I might ask them that if in a week I have no cervical change and only 3 contractions per hour if I can go home. Originally my MFM said that if I was contracting no more than 3x in an hour he would recommend they send me home, but I contracted 4x so they said hospital bed rest. So far they have dropped to 2-3 depending.
Here is my question, if you were in my shoes, would you try to talk to the Dr to see about going home if there was a certain length of time you went with no change? I feel like I have a better chance of keeping my baby in if I go home because I will be more relaxed. Would that be irresponsible of me to push this? They already told me there is no way my baby will be full term. I have a cervical length of 6mm. I know it is risky. I just feel like this is the best choice, even though it is not what they want. Does that make sense?
Sorry for the long post. I appreciate any insight you ladies can give me. I am really not sure what is best.