Kendra - posted on 08/02/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
Ok, first off, I am in labor. This is my 4th day of my contractions being 3-5 minutes apart, but most are 3 minutes. However, I'm not dilating past 2, so they sent me home. They don't want me to dilate but they do, to ensure I'm truly in labor that I need to go in for the C-section. So I've bypassed the normal protocols of when I should go into labor & delivery, when do I need to go back in? Well, that's a good question and a hard one to answer. Right now, I'm able to breathe thru my contractions, at some point they will probably get worse and I won't even be able to breathe thru them, I'll say I can't do this... they say come in. If I leak fluids, discharge blood, etc... I need to go in. And I need to continue to call my doctor to make sure she wants me to just continue sitting through these contractions at the rate of 3-5 mins apart and find out if she wants me to go in to be checked for dilation each day... only provided my contractions are staying at that rate, I guess.
Let's just say I am BEYOND frustrated and yet, I just go home, sit here in pain/contractions that I feel are quite unnecessary. I'm feeling like I’m bound to go thru the next 18 days of contractions and pains because I don’t dilate to my scheduled C-section day... my C-section is scheduled because I had C-section with my last child and they do not allow VBACs in my area. Unless of course I wanted to drive an hour and half away for one.
Has anyone else had this happen to them? What was your experience? Did you have to go thru the contractions until your scheduled C-section day? Or did you eventually dilate? Water break?