Hi Mamas, I'm hoping someone can offer me a little advice.
I'm 24 weeks along today, and I've periodically had some Braxton-Hicks contractions in the past few weeks. This morning, however, I started getting some kind of intense contractions. Not enough to really hurt, but enough that my back and lower abdomen felt realy crampy. They were coming one after the other, though somewhat irregularly. I called the L/D dept. of the hospital and the nursee I spoke to advised drinking lots of water and staying off my feet.
Here's the thing: I'm still feeling crampy and although the contractions are very infrequent now (within the normal 4 or so per hour), I'm nervous. I'm still nursing my 18 month old dd, but I'm no longer producing anything but the tiniest drops of milk. She only nurses a couple times a day, yet I'm now afraid that her nursing could be stimulating contractions. Should I stop nursing? And how much should I stay off my feet?
I have an appointment with my midwife (who oversees my care and delivered my first dc) on Thursday--assuming I don't have another episode, should I just go about my normal business until then?
Wife to a wonderful dh and mom to four beautiful kiddos, dd (3/04):, ds1 (1/06), ds2 (10/08), and ds3 (7/10)