Originally Posted by Amor Rays
my ob is funny to me, I laugh off most of what she says and wants me to do. Like get induced, just so i make it to the hospital on time.
I think they give some sort of iv muscle relaxer to stop pre-term labor and that is what she wanted to do if i have more then 4 an hour, well sometimes i have 8 in an hour and then nothing for the rest of the day so I'm not about to go to the hospital every time that happens. I can tell it's not labor yet so i'm not worried about it but I think when I do go into it for real, it may happen real subtle and be hard for me to notice. I guess that sounds contradictory but I don't know how to explain it any other way.
Bumpy roads give me contractions too.
Yikes! I'm glad you can laugh her suggestions off, but honestly, proactive intervention-oriented suggestions like that set off all my warning alarms! I'm really glad you have a midwife too, not just the ob.
I know what you mean about wondering if you'll be able to tell you're in labor. Probably it's different for everybody, but for me, early labor felt exactly like PMS: lower abdomen cramps, and lower back-ache. I don't even remember my belly tightening as part of labor--probably I just didn't notice it, like you're saying, being so used to BH! LOL! Then again I also had a back labor, so it could have been overshadowed by that as well.
Typebug, those are great suggestions, thanks for sharing!
Jean and Catie--hearing you two talk makes me feel like, "Wow, we're really getting close, huh?" I mean--one of our club here could end up in labor any day. I don't imagine I'll go for at least a month from now, but ...hey, you never know at this point! Which kind of freaks me out, because I am SO NOT READY, ack! We still don't have any idea on a name for this boy--that is my biggest stressor at this point I think!
Anyone got any good Irish boy names??