I go into L&D triage and the nurse just stares at me. I ask her, "is this L&D triage?" she says, "Yes." and continues to stare at me.
I then ask, "Well, what do I now?" She says, "Well, how do you feel?" I tell her that I feel like I'm in labor.
She takes me into a room and has me change, give her a urine sample and then she hooked me up onto monitors to check my contractions, the baby's HB and my blood pressure.
The doctor that was on staff at the time wanted to admit me into the hospital, so she had the nurses take my blood and give me an IV. The nurses said that the doctor who came in at 7a.m. would have the final say as to whether I would actually stay or not.
The nurses who gave me my IV were terrible. The tried sticking 3 times. After the 3rd time, they got blood everywhere! The liquid got all over me and the floor, as well!
The keep checking on me for abour 3 1/2 hours and then come in to say, "Okay, so we're going to go ahead and send you home for now." Me and my Grandmother look at each other and ask the nurse "Why?" She said, in her exact words, "It's a Saturday and our doctors work Monday through Friday, so on Saturdays they really don't feel like working because it's usually their day off."
THE DOCTOR NEVER ONCE EVEN CAME IN TO CHECK ON ME THE WHOLEEE TIME I WAS THERE!
After I went home, we tried calling 3 times and the doctor refused to get on the phone and speak to me.
The nurses told me that I am in the early stages of labor and that I could still have her today, but they were sending me home because the on-call doctor didn't feel like working today...
***Keep in mind, I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and I was already 3cm dilated. They checked my BP and it was 130/90. The doctor said, "We're going to check your BP one more time. If it's still and little high, we're going to go ahead and send you into L&D and you will deliver the baby today." After they checked it the second time, it went down to 120/76 which is normal, so she told me to just go home, rest, walk, drink water, etc. but that I was GOING to have her this weekend.***
What do you guys think?
My contractions are anhywere from 6 to 9 minutes apart, but are very painful. I've also had a mucousy bleeding ever since I woke up this morning at 4. The nurses told me that I WAS in labor, but in the early stages... I don't know what to do...