I have been seeing a midwife since 10 weeks. I will be 23 weeks tomorrow. My pregnancy was conceived through IVF. My husband hasn't really been 100% on board with a Midwife and a birth center birth from the beginning. I have run into a couple small issues (bleeding at 12 weeks, lack of weight gain). Hubby hasn't felt comfortable about the way the issues were handled when we have them.
Fast forward to Thursday. I sent her an email letting her know that I have been having contractions since Wednesday. She calls me Thursday evening to see what was up. I let her know that I think I have been having contractions and it was worse Thursday then it was Wednesday. She wanted me to come in on Friday and leave a urine sample and she wanted to do a swab for BV. I went in and she got the samples she needed. That was Friday afternoon. She said the results wouldn't be back til Monday, probably. I asked her how I know when the contractions aren't normal. She never really answered my question. I am a first time mom so I don't know what's "normal" and what's not. On Friday evening, in addition to the contractions I was feeling a pretty constant pressure down in my pubic area. At 7pm I paged her to let her know I would like to be checked out my an MD at the hospital. She agreed with me going so off we went.
OB at the hospital confirmed I was having some contractions. My urine came back fine. The ob said I have an irritable uterus. I am still currently having contractions (anywhere from 1-4 an hour) but they are not painful, just lots of pressure and tightening. At this point I'm not sure that I feel comfortable with a Midwife and a birth center birth. I want to make sure that I am not going into preterm labor. I know there is only so much a Midwife can do since they mostly deal with low risk pregnancies. Am I considered high-risk at this point? I feel like I should set up a consult with on OB and see what they think.
Any thoughts or advice? If I do decide to go with on OB, how do I approach the Midwife? I'm over halfway through my pregnancy. I'm having a hard time feeling 100% confident with her care.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts, advice or suggestions. :)