I am 28 weeks pregnant with my second. Yesterday in the evening I started having LOTS of BX contractions. I had 5 in an hour -- so I called my midwife -- and she recommended drinking lots of water, resting, taking a hot bath and monitoring to see if they decreased.
They did decrease in frequency and I was able to sleep.
Today, I had been having some contractions, but not nearly as many -- but around mid morning, I started having 2-3 an hour. When I called my midwife, her first response was that I should go in to be hooked up to the monitor. But when I asked her if this was really necessary -- she said that it would also be reasonable to stay home, stay off my feet and monitor the contractions -- and only come in if they got more frequent.
So -- that was about 2 hours ago and they have decreased greatly in that time since I have been off my feet -- but they are still happening about every hour.
What do you think? I don't want to take any chances of early labor -- but I really hate to go in to be poked and prodded unless it is necessary.
I KNOW I am not dehydrated -- I drink a TON of water -- and really haven't been doing that much work...but it has been hot here -- and maybe being outside is contributing to the contractions???
Anyway, I would welcome some thoughts and ideas...