This is my first post! I'm 22.5 weeks pregnant - its a girl!
So yesterday I had this dull ache in my lower right pelvis region. I assumed it was round ligament pain (this is my 2nd pregnancy so I try not to freak out over every little ache or pain). Anyway, I woke up this morning and the pain was higher and moving to my middle. So I round up hubby and and my 3 yr old and we head to Labor & Delivery. I wasn't really worried but I thought better safe than sorry.
They hooked me up to the machines to monitor me and the baby--and turns out I was having contractions!! After a catheter to check for UTI, an IV, and blood work (oh and the 4 finger cervix check!), they sent me home and told me I was having some uterine irritability and to take it easy and drink TONS of water.
My son was born at 35.5 weeks and I recall them saying something about uterine irritability during my last pregnancy but didn't really understand it.
Now I've been home for 7 hours and I still have this pain. Its mild and they said I wasn't dilated and the cervix was closed. But what do I do now? I've read about progesterone and would love to try it. I mentioned this to my CNM when I went in for my last appt but she said that they generally prescribe for women at high risk--and at the time I wasn't experiencing any problems.
My question is, is this something I should demand they give me, or can I take it on my own? I really feel uncomfortable taking something w/o the dr's supervision but I feel like I need to take matters into my hands to avoid a preterm labor. Any advice? Sorry this is so long....