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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

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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
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by Bronze Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:38 PM

What everyone else said.. Would you rather give birth to that baby alone at home with your 20 month old?  What if you have complications and something goes wrong?  You need to call if you're that worried.

by on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:38 PM

No advice just sending positive vibes for a happy healthy safe delivery for you and the baby!

by Bronze Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:38 PM

At least call L&D.

by Platinum Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:38 PM

if you are having that serious of issues, cant feel thebaby move i would either be calling a cab or an ambulance and getting my back end to the hospital right away to be checked out and monitored.

by on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:38 PM

call 9-1-1 and call your husband tell him to meet youy at the hospital and go

by Ruby Member on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Ambulances have an extra "jump seat" in the back with the stretcher that they can buckle a car seat into. If you need to call one, DO IT. They have ways of making sure you, your LO, and the new one are safe. Just make sure to mention to dispatch that you have to bring your 20 month old with you and there's no one to watch them.

by Chemistry cat on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:39 PM
You can entertain her for a while until your DH shows up. It's fairly normal (if I recall) for the baby's movements to decrease during labor but to be safe you need to be seen.

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.

by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:39 PM
He was planning to induce me at 39 weeks with the same plan as dd. which is "if the pills don't help me dialate, we'll just go ahead with a c-section".

Quoting LyTe684: Are you having a c section? Monitor your sugar. If need be, call an ambulance. It's not worth the risk.
by on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Call an ambulance NOW!  If you are in labor and get to the hospital in time they can stop the labor.  You diabetic, please don't risk yourself and your baby.  The best of the bad ways this could turn out is bedrest for the rest of your pregnancy.  Please call 911 and see what they say.

by Kelly on Dec. 26, 2013 at 4:41 PM
Call 911 and take your child with you.
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