27 weeks and irregular contractions from dehydration... should I do anything besides drink water?

Corinne - posted on 05/19/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I'm freaking out... today was really hot and on our trip I gave all the drinks to my daughter. I know I'm dehydrated and I know I'm having contractions but they're too irregular to be the real thing so far. They are getting stronger as the night goes on and I'm worried; is there anything I should do besides drink water and lay down? I hate calling my doctor this late for questions, I just feel rude haha.

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Bonnie - posted on 05/20/2012

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I'm sure your doctor would want you to call in a situation like this. Either call or got to the hospital and tell them what is going on. Maybe they can stop the contractions.

Dove - posted on 05/19/2012

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Drink a lot and lay down. If after that you have more than 4 in an hour for 2 hours... call. If you are too worried to wait that long... call. I'm sure your doctor would much, much, much rather have a late call for nothing than to end up delivering a 27 weeker!

Take it easy and make sure you have extra drinks for everyone next time. :) ♥

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Corinne - posted on 05/20/2012

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Thanks everyone, I held off calling, was able to get some sleep and woke up feeling 100% again.

Dove - posted on 05/19/2012

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Wait... I just realized you said they were getting stronger as the night goes on... so they've been coming for a while and you've had time where you should've been able to lie down and drink already? Call. Better safe than sorry.

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