Should I worry or not?
Does anyone have experience with preterm labor - did it come on suddenly or did you have some warning beforehand, such as increasing BH or more pain or other signs?
I am 28 weeks with my third baby. I have had tons of BH contractions for a while now, but in the last week or so it's gotten somewhat worrisome. It seems like every evening they get so frequent and painful that I feel like I'm in early labor. I haven't called my doctor because I know what they'll say - lie down, drink water, etc. The thing is if I do get off my feet they go away, so I know it isn't actually labor. I'm just starting to get concerned that it's happening every day and maybe it's an indication that I COULD go into preterm labor. The contractions are painful, with pressure in the uterus and also a lot of downward pelvic pressure (if that makes sense). Honestly, it feels like labor.
I try to get off my feet as much as I can, but there's a limit to how much I can lie around with 2 other kids to take care of. I have an appointment next week and I'll certainly bring it up, but is it worth getting checked out sooner?