Debating on whether or not to call OB

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jenny_l's picture
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Debating on whether or not to call OB

I went to bed last night at 11 and finally got to sleep at 4:30. The entire day Sat. I had low abdominal cramping. Felt like menstrual cramps or like somebody was wringing out a towel, except my muscles. I took a tylenol and after work rested. At 11, baby is just switching from left to right sides and giving me the "lightening bolt" head butts to my cervix until 1 a.m. At 1 I realized she was no longer moving side to side, but it was the pulling sensation of contractions starting. I could feel them coming on, pain would radiate from my back, cause cervical pressure, and release. I started timing them, and they were every 5 minutes, lasting about 30 seconds or so. This lasted until 4:30 am when they just went away. Today I'm left with an upset stomach, nauseous, and still crampy. I am not sure if I'm supposed to notify the Dr (first pregnancy and we live 1.5 hrs away). She said to call if we have 6 cx in an hour, but I'm not sure if they were BH or real ones. I was thinking about calling just to play it safe.... Just starting to get really excited! Whatchya think?

wobbs's picture
Joined: 05/27/10
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Living so far away, I would definetly call, just to be on the safe side. Probably not real labor since they went away, but always better to get checked out.

kittenchan's picture
Joined: 08/12/07
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Being your first and living so far, I'd call. It will NOT bother your doctor if you do. She'd rather know, and she'll be able to tell you if you should come in or not!

Joined: 01/08/09
Posts: 1023

If everything has stopped & I was still feeling LO move, I, personally, wouldn't call... BUT... I don't live that far away. It wouldn't hurt to double check the rule your OB wants you to use & it certainly doesn't hurt to keep your records updated. Stay hydrated & rest as much as you can.

In my journal from DD I have written that after one day of horrible contractions... I still felt like someone took a baseball bat to my abdomen a week later. DD didn't come until like 3-4 weeks after that. Preggo bodies do crazy things.

GL & KUP!

jenny_l's picture
Joined: 05/17/10
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I decided to wait and see if it happens again today. THe cramping is better and I'm just nauseous and irritable. I figured the cx stopped, so I'm not in active labor. We'll see what tonight brings! Glad I have an appt tomorrow to see if I've had any changes.