Yesterday was the second time in two weeks that I went to the hospital.
At my weekly appointment , I told my MFM that I was having tightening/cramps off and on. She hooked me up the NST machine and sure enough the contractions showed up.
I ended up spending the night in the hospital and got two doses of steroids for the baby’s lungs and medicine (procardia) that I have to take every 6 hours to stop contractions.
Yesterday morning, from 3:30-5 I was up with contractions coming every 3-4 mins. I was able to get some sleep but when I woke up the contractions continued. I called my dr to let them know and they sent my to triage.
For over two hours, I was having contractions every 4-5 minutes but they didn’t do a damn thing to my cervix.
My dr seems to thinks my body is ready to evict the baby, but she’s not in the right position so the contractions are actually trying to turn her and get her in the chin to chest back of her head to my front position. While she is head down, I think she’s faced somewhat sideways.
She also mentioned that because I gave birth at 37 weeks last time that my body might be thinking now is a good time since I’m getting close to that.
So I’m going to start taking long walks and bouncing on a ball to help open my pelvis and encourage the baby to turn, The dr thinks once she’s in the right position and taps my cervix again that it will be go time!
While it sounds like I can happen at any point, I’m still feeling like we have all this time to prepare. I finally packed my delivery bag, still need to get a small labor bag together and I guess we should get the car seat installed!