to call or not to call

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Kate83's picture
Joined: 01/04/11
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to call or not to call

I started having contractions tuesday morning, mostly when im active. I had been grocery shopping and it kinda slowed me down a bit, but I was over an hour away from home so I just continued shopping.

They have continued, they are not timable, very sparatic, but strong when they do come.

normally I wouldnt worry, i dont think they are anything real, but with this hurricane approaching I am concerned.

I live on an island, we take a ferry to get to everything, the ferrys will be closed during the storm once its bad.

what would you do? my doctor is just on call today, should I just check in?

wobbs's picture
Joined: 05/27/10
Posts: 1502

I would definetly call. My Dr's want you to go on in if you have more than 6 contractions an hour, even if you're sure they are just Braxton-Hicks.

jac81's picture
Joined: 11/22/10
Posts: 1131

I would call just to be on the safe side. My contractions were very sporadic too, but they were enough to start changing my cervix.

Joined: 03/07/05
Posts: 1595

Honestly, if it were me, I don't think I'd call. After my first couple pregnancies, once I hit the third trimester anytime I did something "physical" I would get contrations the entire time that were 3-5 minutes apart. That being said... that's MY body, not yours! If you are concerned about it, then it definitely doesn't hurt to call the doc. Follow your gut instinct.

Kate83's picture
Joined: 01/04/11
Posts: 587

I called, she is headed out of town.

she said to drink more fluids since i am likely dehydrated from (tmi) diarria, and to take it easy and if they dont stop to go to L&D to be ckecked.