So, last Saturday we were at the inlaws and just sitting around I started getting tons of contractions. Finally went home and tracking them they were 8 - 10 min apart but not painful. I was having lower back pain and light cramping. After 3hrs of it we went to l&d and they put me on a monitor, but like I told my husband, they stopped about the time we pulled into the parking lot. My belly has an early warning system that detects any l&d nearby and shuts down all contractions! Has happened several times over the years. Well they did not do an internal exam and just monitored for a while. I was discharged with the distinct impression they didn't believe me. Oh well. Husband left on military duty for a week with peace of mind.
Today however they started up again and again lasted for about 3hrs again. Did not call or go anywhere since l&d and my midwife office said if they don't get closer and don't hurt more then don't worry, so I didn't.
However I am beginning to worry because with my last LO I dilated to a 6 1/2 with just the same kinds of "Braxton hicks" contractions and never would have know except for the midwife's internal exam. I am supposed to see her on Monday and think I'll ask for an internal, but they don't do them until closer to term, right? What do you think???
My husband has another TDY at the end of may but now we're not sure if he shouldn't try to find a replacement so as not to miss the birth...Any thoughts?