I've been having pretty regular contrax since about 17 weeks. Sometimes regularly around 10 min apart for hours or days. My mw has checked my cervix twice since then and both times there has been no dialation. Last check was 2 days ago at my 34 week appt. I am 50% effaced - not sure what that means in terms of progression...
She did say at my last appt that baby is sitting super low and she's assuming that the contrax are my uterus just trying to hold her up. Basically I was told not to walk around too much and not to leave town.
I spent the entire day yesterday pretty much just laying around. I made lunch and dinner - but other than that I was sitting or lying. Around 8pm I started getting pretty strong contrax that I had to breathe through - and this time they had definite peaks - sometimes peaking and then peaking a little stronger again before releasing. They were getting so strong I had to breathe through them and turn off the tv to concentrate. I started timing them and they were about 3 - 5 min apart. I got in the bath tub with a cloth over my belly for about 20 - 30 min with no change. I got back on the couch trying to ignore them and started timing again. Now they were 2 - 4 min apart. At 10:30p DH made me get back in the bath again.
I wasn't sure what to do because I've been having BH forever - and I knew these were stronger and closer together but they were never very long - mostly 30 sec - 1 min, but averaging under 40 sec. I was a little worried because I thought I might need some steriod shots for baby's lungs if I really was in labor but something told me that I wasn't. And then I was just thinking - maybe I'm in denial - am I doing the right thing by not calling anyone??
When I got out of the bath I just got in bed and decided to try to fall asleep. I slept all night with only a few contrax waking me up. Now they are back to about every 10 - 20 or 30 min but still are pretty strong with real peaks - not even all the way through like my previous BH have been.
So what do you think? Should I have gone in last night? At what point do I worry? I mean if I was term I wouldn't have changed anything - it's just that I'm only 34 weeks and don't want to put my baby at risk. btw - never had any mucus or blood - although I never lost my plug or had any blood at all in early labor with DS either...
Thanks for your thoughts ladies - and sorry for the long post!!