Anyone who has experienced preterm labor before, how did you know when it was time to go in for real? Or at least to get contractions stopped?
I was in L&D this week, contractions every 2-3 minutes. No dilation, and it took 5 hours and two shots of terb to get contractions to stop before I was discharged and told to follow up with my OB who prescribed procardia. I did test positive for preterm labor. OB is planning retesting late next week.
I've been on procardia for three days, and contractions are still frequent and getting stronger. I know breakthrough is possible, so I don't want to run to the hospital every time.
However, I think I lost my mucus plug yesterday. I've been pooping soft stool frequently, or feeling pressure like I need to when I don't. I don't know that baby has dropped for sure, but he's low and I'm feeling pinches in my cervix, along with a little more discharge then usual.
Sorry for all the TMI! I just don't want to be *that* first time mom who turns into a frequent flyer at the hospital or assumes every twinge is labor, but I also don't want a kid at 30 weeks if possible!