I had my 2nd tri US on the first day of week 22. Baby measured perfect size for his age. At 26 weeks 4 days I started having consistant painful contractions and went to L&D. They sent me home on rest. I was told that most women who carry so low have problems and either have premies or have lots of problems carrying to term, (baby stays below my belly button and they had the fetal monitor half on my pelvic bone to get his heartbeat). I am now 28 weeks 5 days and have been having on and off contractions.
Three days ago I had my dr appointment and she measured my uterus at only 22 weeks. I am scheduled for my next US on monday (they were closed for the holiday). Should I be worried? Is it bad if my uterus measures 6 weeks behind my baby? Is it just because he is so low and not stretching me out? Could that, along with his position, be contributing to my contractions?