My friend's partner is in the hospital with "tight belly."
She is 21 weeks along, and has felt some extended periods of tightening in her belly. When she went in to get a checkup, her care provider took one look at her belly and said she needed to be admitted to the hospital.
He thinks they're giving her magnesium, and maybe other meds.
So far, the baby has been growing normally. Nobody has said anything to my friend about fetal distress at all
- though he is not a native Russian speaker, and they are not legally married, so I don't know how much effort they are putting in to communicating with him. She does speak the language, but they're not allowed much contact when she's there.
Where do you draw the line between normal Braxton-Hicks squeezes and too-long ones? Could this really be a threatening situation?
I remember my belly being hard for quite some time after sex, and being told by my midwives that this was completely normal.
I can't help but wonder whether their ability to pay in cash for everything is encouraging the hospital to provide "the best care money can buy," kwim?
Is there a word for this that I can use to get more info?
Is this truly a dangerous situation?
My gut says, Get Her Home Now, but I'd rather have concrete information
Thanks so much for any help.