Valerie & Nick - posted on 02/01/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
Went to the hospital last night due to serious back pains, ended up that I had an UTI and also was having contractions and was already 3 cm dilated. The nurses there kept track of my contractions and had me drink lots of water and cranberry juice. After an hour i was still at 3cm. Was I in labor? I wasn't bleeding or anything.. The nurses had came back to see that I was still having contractions so they put me on the IV for more fluids and still CONTRACTIONS! So when the nurse came back she gave me a shot to try and stop the contractions, I did not understand why they would want to try and stop them, unless they didn't want me to have the baby yet. And was that safe for them to do? I was still having some contractions but after 2 1/2 hours they went away, still had the back pain by my tail bone though. They never re checked my cervix, they kept me over night so the doctor could see me in the morning but he never showed. They just ended up giving me something for the UTI and told me to drink plenty of water, that it would help. I was so confused, because with my first pregnancy I had walked to the hospital because my mucus plug had fell and I was worried, didn't know much and just wanted to be on the safe side, I was 34 weeks pregnant then and had no contractions, (I went to a different hospital) and they saw I was already 4cm and didn't let me leave, I ended up staying in a room for 3 days until I got to 10cm and they had to pop my water bag. So why now, that I am 36 weeks almost 37 weeks pregnant they tried to stop whatever was going on and sent me home? Should I try going to a different hospital?
ONCE AGAIN SORRY IF THIS WAS SO LONG, I WAS JUST CONFUSED AND NEEDED SOMEONES INPUT.. THANKS