Anyone Else Tired Of Being Sent Home From Hospital

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LoriAnn2994 - April 12

As some of you know I am 35 weeks, Been on Bedrest for 2 weeks. Was taken on Brethine 2 days ago. I started having contractions this am and progressed to 3-6 min apart, some were really painful. I went to Labor and Delivery, that is what my MD told me to do if they were less than 10 min apart. I stayed there 3 hours being monitored. The contractions showed up on the monitor very well. At times the baby's heartbeat dropped along with a contraction. My Md checked my and I am 2 cm dilated, which I have been for 2 weeks, I am 50 percent thinned out and at -1 station. She still sent me home. I realize that I am early. My first baby was born at 36 weeks. She told me on Monday that if I went into labor now that I am 35 weeks she will let me have it. Well Why the h__l does she keep sending me home. I have to have antibiotics 4 hours prior to delivery due to pos. B strep and I also would like an epidural too. What gives, she has no sympathy. I really want to tell her to cramp it and find a new MD. She keeps changing the story/plan with me. Last week it was make it to 35 weeks was the goal, now she doens' t even care how miserable I am with all these contractions and bedrest. Advice Pllease!!!

 

pbj - April 12

Are your contractions not regular? She may want you to go as long as you can. I don't think they can send you home if your contractions are 3-5 minutes apart, I would make sure you have these for at least an hour before you go to the hospital. So sorry to hear you keep getting sent home though. Good luck

 

Daniella - April 13

LoriAnn- I just got home from my doctors apt. I am 3cm dilated, 75% effaced and baby is -1 station (I am 36 weeks). I have also had lots of regular contractions.. yet, they aren't real labor contractions until they only get closer, stronger and cause dilation. My doctor told me not to go into L&D until I am 8-9cm dilated (I said, how the hell am I supposed to know that. LOL)... then she said.... well, don't come in until your contractions are so bad you cant move, talk or anything. So, don't be mad at your doctor. There is only so much they can do and legally they CANT induce you at 35 weeks. SO, hang in there girl and try to wait it out until its so bad that you know she wont send you home. If you question it, then your probably not ready to go yet. There wont be any question when its time.

 

LoriAnn2994 - April 13

Well here is also a delima. I am Beta Strep Positive. I must receive antibiotics via IV 4 hours before delivery. My MD said so, If I wait till 8 cm I won't get that. Plus My first baby was born barely at 36 weeks. I have a history of pre term birth. My contractions were 3-6 min apart. The nurse verified that before I left. I am still having them today.

 

reecesmom - April 13

well I totally understand I'm 39 weeks and 5 days and my contractions were 3-6 minutes apart when they sent me home last night because i'm not dialating... the nurse told me to drink lots of water, walk, and take warm baths and hopefully she would see me back in there tonight... they also told me not to come back until my contractions were unbearable.

 

Kiddolebel - April 13

Some hospitals will continue to send you home till you are about 4cm dilated which is stupid if you live 30-40 minutes away from the hospital like me. If I were you I would try to talk to another dr since you are group b positive. Good luck.

 

pbj - April 13

Daniella, I've never heard of waiting that long until you go to L&D! I was told to go in when my contractions were 3-5 min apart. If you wait that long you could deliver in the car and besides if you plan on having any pain meds it will be too late. I was admitted when I was 4cm and 100% effaced. Daniella, I would be concerned if your doctor is suggesting you wait until you're 8-9 cm...that's crazy...and seriously I mean crazy! May I ask where all of you live?

 

Kiddolebel - April 13

Maryland

 

LoriAnn2994 - April 13

Asheboro, NC I did speak with another physicain last night. One that I used to work for. He told me that I was probably in early labor and since I had bp issues I don't need to wait till they are that painful cause my bp will go even higher and may hinder blood flow to the placenta. I want to change MD's but my husband wants me to stick this out. He has no idea how painful this is plus frustrating.

 

Daniella - April 13

pbj- naw, she was joking about that. She said she doesn't want to see me until I am 8-9 cm dilated. lol... as a joke since that means I would be real close. She said on a serious note, just not to come in until the contractions are unbareable. Yes, you can have contractions that are 3-6 minutes apart, but they don't really mean much until they are extremely painful. I had them 4 minutes apart for about an hour on Thursday, but I was able to talk through them, so they said its not the "real" labor contractions. Anyhow, what I was saying is legally (it doesn't matter who the doctor is) they CANT induce someone at 35 weeks unless you are having "extreme" health issues. So, there really isn't much a doctor can do at that point. It really sucks to keep being sent home, but what do you want? To stay in the hospital until you are in real labor that can take weeks?? LoriAnn- Thats my question for ya.... what exactly do you want from the doctor?? They aren't going to induce you at 35 weeks because of positive group b strep.

 

LoriAnn2994 - April 13

First of all Daniella, I am currently on bedrest for pre-eclampsia. I delivered by first early due to pre-eclampsia. AND I am a nurse. A MD can induce at 35 weeks. I know because my Sister in law is a labor and delivery nurse and they had a baby born at 34 week due to induction. She was induced due to failed labor. She was stuck at 4cm too long. Unless you have your facts straight I suggest you quit giving out incorrect info. The harder the contractions the more the bp goes up and hinders blood to the placents. EVEN AT 35 weeks!

 

Daniella - April 13

LoriAnn- Where you from? And actually I know my facts. A doctor (oh, which I am!! Not an OB, but I still went through many years of med. school) cant NOT induce you at 35 weeks. Unless, as I stated... if there is a major medical concern. If your pre-eclampsia was that bad, then yes.. they would try to get things started for you. My sister had it so bad that she actually went into liver failure. I don't think your doctor would send you home if there was an issue with your health. Do not snap on me because you are having horrible pregnancy PMS. Trust me, I am 36 weeks now, and way closer to labor than you and I know the feeling of wanting the baby out. ALSO, there is a difference between braxton hicks contractions and the real thing. You obviously have braxton hicks contractions or else the doctor would not send you home. Plus, your sitting at the computer typing, therefore they aren't bad enough for you to be in the hospital.

 

Daniella - April 13

Didn't see you said NC.. Sorry!! Still, you didn't answer... I asked, "what do you want them to do?"

 

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