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Update: I think I'm in labor but I can't leave the for the hospital for at least two hours

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
Christmas Eve I felt sick. Thought I was coming down with a bug. It wasnt much better yesterday but was manageable.

Today I woke up and it was horrible.

I puked a few times and just felt crappy.
My stomach hurts and it's pretty painful but it just felt like a constant painful pukey feeling. They only thing that helps is if I lay on my side , that helps it die.

Then my back started hurting. thought it was from not sitting enough.

Then I got what I thought to be BH, didn't hurt just a pain in the ass.

Until about 2 hours ago when it started to hurt lightly. It got a little worse. I had some water and laid on my side, that helped some.

Until about 40 minutes ago when it started to get really bad. Then I realised,
I hadn't felt the baby move in awhile.

So I called dh to tell him that I think we
Need to get to a hospital.
(I'm only at 36 weeks. And I can't call my doctor. He isn't open today.)

He said ok. But there's one problem. He's two hours away. (Of course, the one time i really need him... usually hes 20 minutes away at most...) He was taking his dad to this place to have a drug test as he needs it before he can start his new job. So even leaving instantly. It'll take two hits to get here.

We don't have anyone around. Just out one neighbours who are out of town still. And with a twenty month old at home it's not like I can just call an ambulance. And the only person that could watch her is fil, who is with dh. Normally I'd just ask john and Becky (our neighbours) but they won't be back until tomorrow. And we just moved here 6 weeks ago so we don't know many people. There's bil, but he's 3 hours away doing an install.

I'm trying really hard to stay calm and just make sure I have everything I need in my bag. But I'm reslly worried. Especially since I'm diabetic and my blood sugar went though the roof while I was in labor with dd which really worried everyone. They've been running higher today but have stayed below 200 so far...


Anyone have some advice that could help..


Eta- 1. Calling my doctor has nothing to do with whether or not I'm going to the hospital, I'm going. I just meant I can't call him to get his opinion or see what he thinks I should be doing.

2. I never went into labor on my own with dd. I had to be induced at 37 weeks do to high blood pressure, and low amniotic fluid. I spent 15 hours in labor, and didnt feel any contraction until I was already at 8cm (although they did show up on the monitor.) I have no expirerence with going into labor and trust me I already feel like an idiot for not being able to tell.

Update: 3 cm dilated
50% effaced.
Water broke during cervical exam..,
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:23 PM
Replies (11-20):
LyTe684
by Ruby Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Are you having a c section? Monitor your sugar. If need be, call an ambulance. It's not worth the risk.
Aslen
by Ruby Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM
The staff will take awesome care of your child.

They did mine

Quoting Anonymous: Bur I car watch our daughter while I'm hooked to all kinds of monitors in a hospital bed...



Quoting OwlNuggets:

Time your contractions and if they start to get too close together, just call 9-1-1 and get an ambulance.

The bill will not cost more than your life and the life of your unborn baby.

OwlNuggets
by HAIL NUGGY! on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Again, these are things that will work themselves out if need be. Hospital staff will take care of you and your daughter, I'm sure of it.

When I was a little girl, my mom broke her ankle and she was watching me as well..the nurses and volunteers took care of me til my Oma could get there.

Now, take a few deep breaths and calm down a little bit.

Quoting Anonymous: Bur I car watch our daughter while I'm hooked to all kinds of monitors in a hospital bed...

Quoting OwlNuggets:

Time your contractions and if they start to get too close together, just call 9-1-1 and get an ambulance.

The bill will not cost more than your life and the life of your unborn baby.




AVE SATANAS!
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM
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If you start feeling worse call the ambulance! They will bring your dd in the ambulance with you and DH can meet you at the hospital
LyTe684
by Ruby Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:31 PM
It will work out. Trust me. Your DD can sit in a chair next to your bed.

Quoting Anonymous: Bur I car watch our daughter while I'm hooked to all kinds of monitors in a hospital bed...



Quoting OwlNuggets:

Time your contractions and if they start to get too close together, just call 9-1-1 and get an ambulance.

The bill will not cost more than your life and the life of your unborn baby.

MylittlePea
by Silver Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:31 PM
first of all relax and just your title tells me your not in labor bc you won't "think" you'll know! lay down drink something acc do a kick count even if you are I'm labor unless your labors are usually VERY fast two hours would be fine to labor at home. maybe take a bath
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Aslen
by Ruby Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:32 PM
Also, the answering service would get a hold of the doctor on call.

OP, you've had a child.... how do you not know this?
almburr
by Gold Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:32 PM
Someone can watch your child at the hospital. Do you really want to wait two hours for dh to get home and take you ?

If it is that bad call for an ambulance.


onaflowers
by Silver Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:33 PM
If your baby is not moving call an ambulance. It will be inconvenient for them, but a nurse will watch your toddler.
LadyEmris
by Bronze Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:33 PM

I agree with a lot of the above call an ambulance.

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