I'm cross posting this from I'm Pregnant hoping some of you have some advice for me. I'm 23 weeks and have been having BH contractions for over a month already. Lots of them, like 10 an hour for hours on end pretty much every day. My OB just started doing fetal fibronectin (sp?) and is insisting upon doing internal exams every time to make sure I'm not dilating even though she is also doing an ultrasound to check cervical length. I'm high risk for a variety of reasons including one preterm birth. Every time she does the internal exam, I end up cramping and very uncomfortable. I am still cramping from the one she did yesterday.
I know typically MWs don't do internals until the very end, if at all, but I am wondering what you wise mamas think about doing them in my situation given the contractions and high risk of preterm labor. Isn't fFN and an ultrasound enough? Should I demand she stop doing them? Every time I express concern (like when I refused pap), she asks if I trust her which I find incredibly manipulative. Anyhow, some advice would be very much appreciated. I am literally in pain still from yesterday and terrified of getting an infection :(.