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Update: I think I'm in labor but I can't leave the for the hospital for at least two hours
by Anonymous
December 26, 2013 at 4:23 PM
Christmas Eve I felt sick. Thought I was coming down with a bug. It wasnt much better yesterday but was manageable.

Today I woke up and it was horrible.

I puked a few times and just felt crappy.
My stomach hurts and it's pretty painful but it just felt like a constant painful pukey feeling. They only thing that helps is if I lay on my side , that helps it die.

Then my back started hurting. thought it was from not sitting enough.

Then I got what I thought to be BH, didn't hurt just a pain in the ass.

Until about 2 hours ago when it started to hurt lightly. It got a little worse. I had some water and laid on my side, that helped some.

Until about 40 minutes ago when it started to get really bad. Then I realised,
I hadn't felt the baby move in awhile.

So I called dh to tell him that I think we
Need to get to a hospital.
(I'm only at 36 weeks. And I can't call my doctor. He isn't open today.)

He said ok. But there's one problem. He's two hours away. (Of course, the one time i really need him... usually hes 20 minutes away at most...) He was taking his dad to this place to have a drug test as he needs it before he can start his new job. So even leaving instantly. It'll take two hits to get here.

We don't have anyone around. Just out one neighbours who are out of town still. And with a twenty month old at home it's not like I can just call an ambulance. And the only person that could watch her is fil, who is with dh. Normally I'd just ask john and Becky (our neighbours) but they won't be back until tomorrow. And we just moved here 6 weeks ago so we don't know many people. There's bil, but he's 3 hours away doing an install.

I'm trying really hard to stay calm and just make sure I have everything I need in my bag. But I'm reslly worried. Especially since I'm diabetic and my blood sugar went though the roof while I was in labor with dd which really worried everyone. They've been running higher today but have stayed below 200 so far...

Anyone have some advice that could help..

Eta- 1. Calling my doctor has nothing to do with whether or not I'm going to the hospital, I'm going. I just meant I can't call him to get his opinion or see what he thinks I should be doing.

2. I never went into labor on my own with dd. I had to be induced at 37 weeks do to high blood pressure, and low amniotic fluid. I spent 15 hours in labor, and didnt feel any contraction until I was already at 8cm (although they did show up on the monitor.) I have no expirerence with going into labor and trust me I already feel like an idiot for not being able to tell.

Update: 3 cm dilated
50% effaced.
Water broke during cervical exam..,


  • OwlNuggets
    December 26, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    Time your contractions and if they start to get too close together, just call 9-1-1 and get an ambulance.

    The bill will not cost more than your life and the life of your unborn baby.

  • fullxbusymom
    December 26, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Drive yourself, call a cab or if that bad call an ambulance.

  • dlock25
    by dlock25
    December 26, 2013 at 4:26 PM
    See 1st reply
  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    December 26, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Try and eat a healthy snack, and take your meds to help bring your numbers down, then snack regularly while you wait. Do you have anyone even semi local that can come and watch your daughter? Next town over, friends, cousins, etc? 

  • ColieO
    by ColieO
    December 26, 2013 at 4:27 PM
    How far apart are these contractions?
  • over40bride
    December 26, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    You can call an ambulance with your 20 month old. Someone will take care of him.

    Call your Dr. Even if he is out of town he has to have an emergency back up.

    Good luck to you.

  • Anonymous 3
    by Anonymous 3
    December 26, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Call your medical exchange for an oncall doctor that covers for your regular doctor. They are going to tell you to go to the hospital anyway, but I believe that you can take your child with you and social services will help with your child until your husband is able to get there. I am sorry that you are in the position that are. Hopefully you Dh will be back soon. 

  • ColleenF30
    December 26, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    How long is "awhile"?

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    December 26, 2013 at 4:28 PM
    Bur I car watch our daughter while I'm hooked to all kinds of monitors in a hospital bed...

    Quoting OwlNuggets:

    Time your contractions and if they start to get too close together, just call 9-1-1 and get an ambulance.

    The bill will not cost more than your life and the life of your unborn baby.

  • Aslen
    by Aslen
    December 26, 2013 at 4:29 PM
    Yes, you CAN take an ambulance to the hospital with an infant/toddler. I have had to do it before.

    Call 911

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