BRANDI JO - posted on 05/26/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
I'm 34 weeks pregnant with my 4th, i've been experiencing preterm labor (this includes cramping and contractions) for about a month now. I have been to the hospital several times for the pain. each time they give me water and send me home while i'm still contracting and cramping. when finally i asked my OB to send a request for me to get the shot (one of 3) that stop labor. she claims there are to many risk so my clinic and hospital wont allow it. when expressing my concerns my OB says my pain is from my previous c sections and weak cervix. even tho in my past pregnancy i start having preterm labor at 24 weeks and deliver 10 weeks later. all c sections because i do not dilate nor does my water break. NOTE i have delivered with the same OB and hospital for my last 2 pregnancy.
for the past week i have been having the lower back pain this has only happened when i went into labor with my 3rd child. i ended up bleeding because my cervix was so weak and tearing. it is getting so bad that i can't go potty, take a shower, sit at the dinner table to eat. i have the cramping, pressure, low back pain and contractions. this will last any where from 8 hours to 24 hours of consistent server pain. the resident OB at the hospital told me i have an infection she just isn't sure what kind and they can't give me meds for it because i show no other signs to drink water and stay in bed. this was her theory on my contractions. however drinking water, laying in bed both make it worst. when i lay in bed it gets hard to breath when i contract.
well here it is today, i have been having all this again for 12 hours straight i'm crying it hurt so bad. lower back pain, contractions about 2 mins apart started out at 7 mins apart, what feels like leaking, every time i contract its in my back and cervix have a sharp pain, hard to breath, nauseous, feels like i have to poop. the ob said i could come into the office and get checked out on Tuesday (which is my org appt date) and just relax no reason to go to the hospital they wont do anything for me. i'm extremely worried why does this keep happening and why wont they do anything about it. i know its not c section pressure i've had 3 this doesn't feel the same. i know i have a weak cervix but still. and i know i DON"T have an infection or i would have other signs/ symptoms and if i did they would be more concerned. I do have gestation diabeties with this pregnancy but its controled by diet only and has been in good blood sugar range. my family, friend, and BD is has told me they don't want to take me to the hospital any more because we wait 2 - 6 hours to get sent home. so even going is outta the question.
i need suggestions on how to make this stop, since they obviously wont stop it for me. i've done laying with my feet up over my belly, taking Tylenol, a warm bath, eating a snack, drinking water, being on "bed rest", laying in every different position, nothing is helping.
my due date is july 4 with schedule c section. i have never dilated nor has my water broke during or before labor. they said they would just send me home if these 2 things have not happen. including if im not bleeding.